Serving the Farming Industry across the Midlands for 35 Years
Young Farmer Wins Inaugural Award
Third-generation farmer Charlie Beaty has been named Young Farmer of the Year for Warwickshire. Ms Beaty, 26, (pictured) works at the Dairy Farm, a family-run farm on Maxstoke Lane, just inside the Warwickshire county boundary. She will be presented with the trophy and a cash prize at the Kenilworth Show... Read more
Still Reasons To Be Optimistic Despite Challenging Year
Farming faces a challenging year – but the best growers and livestock producers will continue to run successful businesses, say analysts. The coming 12 months will see many farm businesses face increased pressure on profitability, according to Outlook 2022 – the annual look at the year ahead by farm... Read more
MPs launch study into rural mental health

An influential group of MPs is investigating ways to improve rural mental health – and is inviting farmers to have their say.

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Oxford Farming Conference bursary winners revealed

Three Midland farmers have been awarded fully funded places to attend the next month’s Oxford Farming Conference which runs from 5-7 January 2022.

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LAMMA tickets available as show celebrates 40th year

The LAMMA Show will celebrate its 40th year as the UK’s leading agricultural machinery event when it returns to the Birmingham NEC next month.

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Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to farmers

The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute the work done by farmers for the UK’s wellbeing, environment and economy – and for feeding the nation.

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Funding targets wireworm problem

New ways of detecting and mapping wireworm populations are to be investigated by agritechnology company B-hive Innovations to help the potato pest.

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Better prices help fuel demand for precision beet hoe

Monitoring emerging threats from pests, diseases and weeds is vital to ensure sugar beet crops are able to reach their potential – as well as for selecting new genetics and seed treatments, says plant breeder SesVanderhave.

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Uncertain role for agri-tech in net zero target

Most farmers are happy to embrace technology – but many doubt its ability to help them meet net zero targets, reveals a survey.

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Innovation programme to boost future of farming

A new long-term funding programme to support farmers, growers, foresters and other businesses to embrace innovative ways to maximise productivity and drive sustainability has opened for applications.

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