Serving the Farming Industry across the Midlands for 35 Years
Challenging year – but best will still do well

A trio of challenges greets farmers at the start of 2022 – making the beginning of this year one of the most uncertain in recent times.

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Local homes for local people

With grain prices heading towards £300/t, many people outside agriculture could be forgiven for thinking its happy days for arable farmers.

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Food for thought – Clodhopper

People need to value food more – and pay a proper price for it, says Clodhopper

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Good riddance to a challenging harvest

A frustrating summer will live long in the memory of the region’s cereal growers, says Clodhopper

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Clampdown on organic manure is unworkable

Crop nutrition plans are in turmoil after the Environment Agency decided farmer jump through numerous hoops before spreading organic manure this autumn.

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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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