A roundup of land management issues and our work on behalf of our members.

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A roundup of land management issues and our work on behalf of our members.


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We've put together a briefing to highlight the main rules if you are using fallow land or catch/cover crops for greening. Pay particular attention to the catch/cover crop rules, as many farmers find the rules confusing and some forgot to establish them after harvest. Read more ...


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The NFU is urging police to use the full extent of their powers to deal with illegal encampments on farmland. The NFU warned that a consistent and co-ordinated approach across private and public land when dealing with illegal encampments is essential to prevent private landowners taking the full force of the problem. Read more ...


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Further information was announced by George Eustice on 15 May 2018, regarding the wet weather derogation for crop diversification in England. Please note the deadline to apply is 30 June 2018. Read more ...


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Years of work from the NFU has resulted in a bill being laid in Parliament today that ensures nursery growers are treated equally to other agricultural businesses regarding business rates. Read more ...


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If you are planning to drill oil seed rape or temporary grass in August and believe you will need to cut the hedges/trees around the field, remember you must apply for a derogation from RPA before doing so.  You may also need to apply for a derogation from Natural England if the hedge is in a management option for an agri-environment scheme. Read more ...


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DEFRA has launched a review into serious and organised waste crime. The review will last for three months and also calls for evidence into the issue. The NFU will be responding with extensive evidence and frameworks on how the tackling of the issue might be improved. Read more ...


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Seizing dogs from hare coursers is one of the most effective methods to deter repeat offending, the NFU has stressed to the Policing Minister Nick Hurd MP today. Despite police forces considering the method effective, many have had to stop this practice as kenneling costs are too expensive. Read more ...



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NFU graduate trainee Emily Roads reports from the inaugural NFU Farm Nature Discovery event held on NFU President Minette Batters' farm. Read more ...


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An updated wayleave framework has been developed by the NFU and the CLA to pave the way for broadband infrastructure providers to speed up the roll-out of rural broadband while ensuring fair treatment for landowners. Read more ...

 
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