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Fine weather allows us to make progress

The onslaught of spring work is beginning to take hold and the recent spell of fine weather has allowed us to make some progress in the fields, writes Tim Cooke.

Greener heating could bring its rewards

The recent launch of the domestic renewable heat incentive will benefit rural homes that are looking to replace their fossil fuel heating systems, writes Matthew Burton.

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Farmers asked about sheep worrying

The National Sheep Association (NSA) wants to hear farmers’ experiences of sheep worrying by dogs and has created a survey asking farmers about sheep worrying on their farm. The results of the survey will be used to highlight to the general public the need to keep proper control of dogs around livestock.

New NFU team elected

Meurig Raymond was elected NFU president at the NFU annual conference, replacing Peter Kendall who has stepped down after eight years at the helm.

Minister looks to the future

With populations rising and food security a priority, the main message to the farming industry at the NFU annual conference was to have confidence in the future.  

Former Land Girls preview their statue

A larger than life size statue, designed as a tribute to the thousands of Women’s Land Army and Timber Jill members who during the two World Wars worked on farms and in forestry will be unveiled this autumn at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire.