Serving the Farming Industry across the Midlands for 35 Years
Electric mower is ‘ultimate robot’ for grassy slopes
An innovative all-electric remote-control slope mower has been launched by McConnel. Read more
Water companies start taking cover crop benefits seriously
A growing number of water companies are paying farmers to protect river catchments from run-off and nutrient leaching by planting cover crops. Read more
£450k project to grow innovative wetland crops
A major project will investigate ways of growing new and unusual crops in the Fens while reducing greenhouse case emissions by maintaining water levels just below the soil surface. Read more
Severn Trent calls on landowners to plant trees

Water company Severn Trent is offering free trees to landowners who want to help plant a 2,022-acre forest following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Inspections are ‘opportunity to protect environment’

Farmers should use Environment Agency inspections as an opportunity to receive advice on making improvements to protect watercourses, says the NFU.

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NFU event highlights water challenges

Challenges around future water availability in East Anglia and the East Midlands came under the spotlight at an NFU conference.

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Agriculture needs strategy to secure fair share of water

Farming needs a strategy to ensure that irrigated agriculture receives a fair share of the nation’s water resources, says a report.

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Drought could return this summer, farmers warned

Another hot dry spell could see drought conditions return in this summer – despite winter rainfall replenishing most water levels, farmers have been warned.

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With just three months left until the 31 January deadline, farmers in the Midlands are being encouraged to submit applications for this year’s Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS)

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The UK Irrigation Association has called on the government to introduce a water strategy for agriculture, warning that farmers must receive a fair share of supplies if they are to feed the nation.

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