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Nature and Farming Judgement Day on 29 June?
Blogger - Simon Tonkin, Senior Farmland Conservation Officer The signs from the EU in the last few days are that the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is considering major cuts to pillar two of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). An essential fund that amongst other...
24 Jun 2011
Nature & Farming Judgement Day on June 29th?
The signs from the EU in the last few days are that the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is considering major cuts to pillar two of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). An essential fund that amongst other things pays farmers and landowners to manage their land in wildlife...
24 Jun 2011
Fighting for farmers on the front line
Nature is increasingly under pressure - more people, needing more food, more houses, more transport links, more places to work, which means the fight to protect nature will only get tougher. By virtue of what farmers do, they are on the front line of that fight. And they need funds for that fight. ...
21 Jun 2011
The seal of approval
I’m not a farmer, my mother is, but I’m just a ¼ acre allotmenter. Yesterday, we heard that we’d scored very highly in a recent inspection. This filled me full of pride, but also made me wonder why we yearn so much for approval from others, when it comes to our patch of land...
10 Jun 2011
Volunteer & Farmer Alliance- Surveyor Diary 2
Date: 28 April | Surveyor: Marcus Nash | Location: Hall Farm, Norfolk Sunrise Brings Surprises on the East Coast While the forecast doesn’t look great (overcast and a bit windy), it looks even worse for the following few days (wind gusting up to 40mph+!). That being the case, I figure...
9 Jun 2011
Come and see us at Cereals!!
The agricultural team are busy getting ready for Cereals next week (15th and 16th June, in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire). It will be my first time at the show, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the spectacle, checking out the latest developments, and of course the chance to talk to lots of...
8 Jun 2011
Field of Dreams!
Remember this splendid if somewhat sentimental 80’s film?! It’s about a farmer who responds to a voice telling him to plough up his wheat and build a baseball pitch, which is then visited by celebrated figures from the past. He is mocked by his neighbours for destroying the crop, but it...
3 Jun 2011
Running, Cycling and Stepping up for Nature
Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager It was full of highs and lows, sweat, smiles and cheers, but we made it! The EastCoasters completed their relay from RSPB Minsmere to RSPB Titchwell in 10 hours and 45 mins on Sunday 29 May. The weather was kind to us, there was a little breeze blowing but...
31 May 2011
Well would you bee-lieve it!
Blogger: Kim Matthews, Campaigns Intern My best friend knows me so well. Gifts in recent years have included home-made hedgerow jam (yum!), tickets to see the Foo Fighters (woohoo!), a sponsored acre of eucalyptus forest in Australia to help koalas, a hedgehog box built by her own hands to Hedgehog...
25 May 2011
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