Serving the Farming Industry across the Midlands for 35 Years
Wringing the changes

Few growers and livestock producers are likely to benefit from the government’s retirement scheme for farmers, says Clodhopper.

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Clarkson’s Farm

Go farming, claim subsidies and buy a new Range Rover every year. That’s what Jeremy Clarkson thought it was all about. Until he started farming himself.

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Sustainable Farming Incentive must be properly funded

Government plans to overhaul the farm support system took another step forward last month where Defra published details of its Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI).

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The great betrayal

British farmers – and livestock producers in particular – are set to pay a hefty price for the government’s eagerness to do a trade deal with Australia.

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We need more farm workers like Jim

Farming has changed lots in the past 50 years. But the best farm workers have stayed the same, says Fen Tiger

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Screen test for farm machinery

Buying a new tractor once involved the same age-old routine: a visit to the local dealer, plenty of coffee, a sharp intake of breath, a calculator with only a minus button – and eventually a large discount if paying upfront.

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Future imperfect?

Investing in farmland remains attractive – but changes to support make it harder to invest in farming, says Fen Tiger

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Dishing the dirt on muddy roads

As farmers and contractors, we all have a responsibility to keep rural roads clean, says Fen Tiger

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Pathway to (un)sustainable farming

The government’s bold ambition for the countryside threatens to put farmers out of business, says Fen Tiger

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Humble spud, humble profits

Potato growers deserve our respect – it’s a stressful enterprise and there are easier ways of making money, says Fen Tiger.

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