9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014
A poignant video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest to fill the £500m shortfall in the nation’s flood defence funding, the NFU said today.
1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Agricultural workers can get an insight into animal psychology as part of efforts to improve farm safety while handling cattle. Agriculture continues to have one of the highest fatality rates in UK industry, with 27 of the 133 workers killed in 2013-14 employed in the sector. Of those, seven died as a result of coming into contact with cattle. Many others have been injured.More stories like this
4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
THE Mare and Foal Sanctuary will be marking Remembrance Day in its own unique way with a luncheon to honour the role horses played in WW1. The special event will take place at 2pm at Lavender House Hotel, Ashburton on Sunday, November 9th as the nation marks 100 years since the conflict began.More stories like this
1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
The NFU said today that weight increases proposed by Department for Transport (DfT) are a step in the right direction but need to go further in the next phase to realise the maximum improvement in farm transport efficiency.More stories like this
2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014
Blue skies and sunshine brought the 2014 Countryside Live to a close, as organisers announced one of the highest figures in its 12-year history. A total of 12,215 visitors came through the gates of the little sister event to the Great Yorkshire Show which took place over the weekend The attendance figure is the second highest, with the record standing at last year’s total of 12,689More stories like this
10:00am Monday 20th October 2014
The Somerset branch of the UK's leading wildlife charity has raised almost £1,000 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), a charity dedicated to supporting farm-workers and their families through difficult times.More stories like this
9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014
Find out more about water catchment management on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate to include talks about land management considerations; working in partnership, and moorland site management to slow down water in the upper catchment.More stories like this
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