Serving the Farming Industry across the Midlands for 35 Years

The Bradford Estates – which covers 4,800ha across Shropshire and Staffordshire – has appointed a full-time farm manager for the first time since 1982.

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Farmers have until 17 May to apply for this year’s basic payment scheme – with the claim window also open for existing Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship revenue agreements.

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Farm businesses run as sole traders and family partnerships have missed out on a major tax break because the concession is restricted to limited companies.

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An overzealous approach to regulation is hampering the commercialisation of crop robots across Europe, UK researchers have told German scientists.

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More farmers are sharing weather data so they can improve decisions when it comes to crop management.

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Farmers and contractors wanting to find out about JCB’s Fastrac 4000 high-speed tractor – including its four-wheel steering system – can now watch a series of special videos.

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Swedish machinery manufacturer Väderstad has passed the milestone of producing its 1000th Tempo L high precision planter.

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Farmers are being encouraged to test grass before cutting it to determine the best time for quality silage production.

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UK seed potatoes are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide – but shipments to the EU are still significant.

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Resistance and tolerance to potato cyst nematode will be examined in one of five trials confirmed for the eastern region’s Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm this season.

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