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Introducing our new farm advice package
"Really good website" "Nice stand, informative and friendly staff." "Excellent idea." Just some of the comments we've had on our stand at the Cereals event today. We're particularly pleased because these comments came from farmers looking at our brand new...
12 Jun 2013
The right climate for crops?
As we were busy last week making sure our new roller banners arrived in time for Cereals (do drop in to stand 4-C-435 on Wednesday or Thursday to hear our exciting news!!), our colleagues working on climate change spotted some provocative stuff written in The Wall Street Journal on arable farming. ...
10 Jun 2013
Why Farm Visits Really Matter?
Today we have a brilliant guest blog by Justine Hards from LEAF , getting to the heart of the importance of farm visits. “What people do not understand, they do not value; what they do not value, they will not protect, and what they do not protect, they will lose.” — Charles Jordan...
8 Jun 2013
Recognition of HNV farming begins to grow
By Deborah Deveney, HNV Campaign Leader So much has happened since our first blog on High Nature Value (HNV) farming back in January, in particular over the past few weeks, there’s a lot to tell you about. Most importantly it’s great to see recognition for these extensive farming systems...
7 Jun 2013
Let's support farmers who do more for nature
Vicki Swales, Head of Land Use Policy, on High Nature Value farming and the wildlife that depends on it. Let's support farmers who do more for nature Machair by Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com). You’re walking in the countryside, across farmland. Your senses are under attack. Under...
5 Jun 2013
The magic of the machair
For a vibrant picture of High Nature Value farming in Scotland – and what you can do to help keep it vibrant – read this brilliant blog by Vicki Swales, Head of Land Use Policy RSPB Scotland. Come back on Friday to hear more about the RSPB’s work on High Nature Value Farming across...
5 Jun 2013
Exciting news at Cereals next week!
We’re busy this week getting ready for Cereals , an event that I always enjoy. It’s a great chance to talk with arable farmers from the UK and beyond, to hear what they think and need, and debate the increasing challenges that farming and wildlife face together. This year I’m even...
4 Jun 2013
Climate change and farming – more than just more carbon dioxide
Guest blog from Ellie Crane, RSPB Agriculture Policy Officer Arable farming is arguably one of the economic sectors most sensitive to climate change. It is also a very versatile sector: farmers have always had to respond to change. Modern farming looks quite different from early agriculture, but one...
3 Jun 2013
Wildlife friendly farming – Nature needs you!
Today sees the launch of one of the most comprehensive assessments of the health of the UK’s natural environment. Sadly, much of the ‘ State of Nature ’ report, written by new partnership of 25 research and conservation organisations, including the RSPB, doesn't make for happy reading...
22 May 2013
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