A look at farming, the environment and our work on behalf of our members.

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An update on the work of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

The industry-led partnership encouraging farmers and land managers to adopt environmental ‘best practice’.

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Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC, Stoneleigh), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition.

The event will provide practical guidance on sustainable land use, renewable energy generation and emission control by covering specific pressing topics such as policy, carbon storage, natural capital, net zero and agri-tech, as well as new topics including carbon farming, sustainable rural architecture, and water health.

You can find more information here.

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If you happened to miss our webinar on how trees can benefit you farm business you can now watch it on demand on our YouTube. Join us as we talk to David Brass, Philippa Mansfield, Paul Arkle, and Emma Bird

You can find the webinar, among many others, here.    

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Farmers play a vital role in managing our iconic countryside and landscapes, including our trees and hedgerows. Tree planting offers many benefits to the environment including capturing carbon, enhancing biodiversity and helping to deliver on the UK’s net zero ambition.

For more information on tree planting click here.

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Applications for 2023 Countryside Stewardship agreements opened last month and will and close on the 29th July 2022. 

Countryside Stewardship aims to look after and improve the environment through conserving and restoring wildlife, offering farmers incentives for flood risk management, offering funds for woodland creation and management and more.

You can find more information on the NFU website here.

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Applications to BPS open on the 15th of March for the 2022 year.

You can find more information on the Government website here.

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Farm Expo at the Kent Showground offers machinery, supplies and services for the agricultural and farming industry. With trade stands, seminars, debates and networking opportunities, Farm Expo looks towards the future of farms, farming, and rural enterprises.

You can find more information here.

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World Wildlife Day (WWD) will be celebrated in 2022 under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. The celebrations will seek to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards imagining and implementing solutions to conserve them.

You can find more information and ways to get involved here.

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You must not cut or trim hedges or trees from this date, but you can carry out hedge and tree coppicing and hedge laying from 1 March until 30 April. Fruit and nut trees in orchards, or trees acting as windbreaks in orchards, vineyards, hop yards or hop gardens, are not included.

You can find more information on rules (GAEC 7a, GAEC 7c) here. 

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