Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STCC stunned by devastating pollution on the River Teifi  

Conservationists from the charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru (S&TCC), are shocked by the devastating impact of a pollution incident on the River Teifi, which has killed vast numbers of fish and potentially other...

Ploughing a straight furrow

On a cool Sunday morning in early November, I head out to the local vintage tractor and engine club's annual ploughing match. Each year this event draws tractor enthusiasts, old and new, from miles away....

Horsmonden Fair – Sunday 11 September 2016

The aptly named village of Horsmonden in the High Weald is the site of an annual horse fair, held on the second Sunday in September and one of the last horse fairs in the...

The Pros and Cons of an Apprenticeship – as an Employer

Last week we covered how an apprenticeship might be a good option for an employee to enter their desired field of work. This week we will look at it from the employer’s perspective to...

The Pros and Cons of an Apprenticeship – as an Employee

There are many perks for both employee and employer when it comes to apprenticeships and it is an absolutely fantastic choice if you prefer practical learning. This is especially pertinent in land-based sectors such as...

Driverless tractors and cow sensors

The trend for investment in agriculture technology or ‘agri-tech’ is gathering pace. For investors looking at alternative options, the sector is certainly worth considering but, to understand the market it is important to discover...

Today is Open Farm Sunday

Thanks to Open Farm Sunday, today is your chance to explore local farms and discover how agriculture shapes the world around you. Entry to most farms is free, and activities on offer ranging from...

How would Brexit affect British Farming?

"The media is awash with ‘Brexit’ commentary covering everything from the regulation of cabbage to Britain opening itself up to the world markets. We continue to be inundated with scare stories from both ‘In’...

Organic dairy farming outperforming conventional

The Organic Research Centre has recently published a report revealing that not only are organic farm incomes increasing, but that organic dairy farming is also significantly outperforming conventional dairy farming in England and Wales. The detailed financial report, which...

Farmers for Action march attracts over 1,000

The Farming to London march, organised by Farmers for Action, yesterday attracted more than 1,000 protesters to the streets of the capital. Intended to raise awareness of the significant issues facing farmers, the march saw...