The Farmer

Bumper crowd at English Winter Fair

The 2015 English Winter Fair, organised by the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society at Bingley Hall, on Staffordshire County Showground, was a great success, building on the much improved event held in 2014.

Low cost set-ups will be survivors

The famous words ‘I have a dream’ were spoken by Martin Luther King Jnr. over 50 years ago. His remarks were directed at the very serious issues of the time surrounding racism, writes Clive Davies.

Ed follows in father's footsteps

Shropshire caterer Ed Potter is following in his father’s footsteps in becoming  chairman of the Young Farmers’ clubs in Shropshire.

Drive to support next generation

A Shropshire farming leader has backed the next generation to help drive the NFU forward in the county, as the industry looks to bounce back from a difficult year.

Invitation to visit top beef farmer

Beef farmers are invited to visit 2012 Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the Year winner, James Evans for a farm walk looking in particular at beef cow fertility and heat detection.

Fight continues to safeguard farms

The NFU is calling on Herefordshire Council to keep as many of its tenant farms as possible after councillors agreed to drop a recommendation to sell the entire estate.

What's the plan dad?

Having a conversation about the future of your farming business can be complex with many things to consider. Getting it wrong can be costly so to help farmers get it right Berrys alongside Howard Worth and Butcher & Barlow LLP, are hosting a free seminar on succession planning in farming families.

Duo of Shropshire farms on market

Two  high quality farms have come onto the market near Newport in Shropshire, offering more than 1000 acres capable of growing root vegetables and extensive irrigation infrastructure.

Countdown to UK Dairy Day at Telford

The countdown is on for the national event UK Dairy Day 2015 which takes place in Shropshire at Telford International Centre on Wednesday, September 16.

Farmers unite over milk price

Demonstrations outside supermarkets and the recent dairy summit in London spurred the NFU and other farming organisations to write to the top-ten UK retailers, asking for urgent meetings to discuss how they can help to achieve fair and sustainable relationships throughout the supply chain.

Contract farming opportunity at Newport

A contract farming opportunity has arisen in East Shropshire following farmer Philip Bloor's decision to quit milking and reorganise his farming business.

Country house on the market for £1.8 million

Pentre Heylin,  a Substantial Paladian country house with superb Equestrian facilities and farm land extending in all to approximately 110 acres (44.51 ha),  is on the market with Roger Parry & Partners for £1.8 million.

Late basic payment applications allowed

Despite the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claim submission deadline of 15 June passing, late applications can still be submitted from 16 June until midnight on 10 July 2015.

Derogation needed for oilseed rape seed treatments

Oilseed rape

With farmers across the country continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has asked the Government for an emergency-use derogation to allow farmers to use seed treatments in rapeseed this autumn.

Move sparks furore over winter fair

A row has broken out over the way the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society runs the English Winter Fair. Almost half the committee has been sacked.

Crime prevention on the farm

Shropshire Rural Hub in conjunction with West Mercia Police is holding a series of Crime Prevention Events starting on Tuesday, April 28 at Chilton Farm, Atcham, Shrewsbury SY5 6QN by kind permission of Richard Adney.