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Rural Payments Agency pays [93]% of Basic Payment Scheme claims in January

Rural Payments Agency pays [93]% of Basic Payment Scheme claims in January

More than 80,000 (93%) farmers in England have now received their 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money. This means the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has paid 93% of eligible claims more than two months ahead of its end of March target. The payments are worth £1.48 billion and include a range of 2016 BPS claim […]

RIDBA partners with Farming Monthly

RIDBA partners with Farming Monthly

RIDBA (The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association) is delighted to announce Farming Monthly as our media partner for the 2017 RIDBA Building Awards! In September 2016, we launched the RIDBA Building Awards, previously known as the FAB Awards, which has always proved to be the highlight of the industry calendar. Showcasing the best […]

British Charolais Cattle Society appoints Peter Phythian chief executive

British Charolais Cattle Society appoints Peter Phythian chief executive

Peter Phythian has been appointed chief executive of the British Charolais Cattle Society from 14 March. He succeeds David Benson who is retiring at the end of March after 29 years. Peter brings 35 years of experience of working throughout the food chain – from grass roots to retail. He moves to the post from […]

Alltech joins the Soil and Fertilizer Alliance of China, Dr. Mark Lyons named vice president

Alltech joins the Soil and Fertilizer Alliance of China, Dr. Mark Lyons named vice president

In an effort to improve soil quality and environmental protection in China, various key players from soil, fertilizer and livestock industries formed the Soil and Fertilizer Alliance of China (SFAC) in February 2016. Alltech, guided by its founding ACE principle of positively benefiting the animal, the consumer and the environment, has joined the SFAC. Dr. […]

Rural Payments Agency pays 91% of 2016 Basic Payment Scheme claims in December

Over 78,000 (91%) of farmers in England received their 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money by the end of December. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “I know how important these payments are to farmers and I am pleased that the RPA has surpassed its target of making 90% of payments by the end of December. […]

Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme introductory sessions confirmed

Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme introductory sessions confirmed

  Farmers across the UK are being invited to join a major new programme being led by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, the charity’s Patron, The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme will provide free practical and essential business support and one-to-one guidance to 300 small dairy, livestock and mixed family […]

RABDF appoints Matt Knight managing director

RABDF appoints Matt Knight managing director

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has appointed Matt Knight as managing director with responsibility for commercial operations. Tim Brigstocke continues as the Association’s policy director. Mr Knight joined RABDF three years ago as event director to manage the Association’s portfolio of farming events to which Saltex, the UK’s national event for grounds care, […]

Farmers set to benefit from new partnership between Yara and Pessl Instruments

Farmers set to benefit from new partnership between Yara and Pessl Instruments

Yara International ASA (Yara) and Pessl Instruments are announcing a new partnership to market the Yara Water Solution as part of the Pessl Instruments’ eco-system of smart farming solutions. With increased water scarcity and agriculture consuming 70% of the global freshwater resources, demand is surging for new agricultural solutions. The new partnership will offer improved […]

Pembrokeshire businesses highlight why farming matters to rural economy

Pembrokeshire businesses highlight why farming matters to rural economy

Pembrokeshire businesses have put the spotlight on the rural economy, highlighting how valuable the farming industry is to the local community, at a recent farm open day arranged by the Pembrokeshire branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales. The event was hosted by dairy farmer Meurig Harries and his family at Eithinman farm, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest. […]

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