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“2020 Vision for Herefordshire’s Family Farms” Project update

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The project is progressing well with only a very few more spaces available. The feedback from those already signed up has been that the scheme provides an excellent opportunity forRead More >

Have you got your Sprayer Tested?

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All non-exempt pesticide application equipment in use, including slug pellet and granular applicators should have been tested by November 2016. For details go to: http://www.herefordshireruralhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/sprayertestinga5web.pdf The UK’s only recognised testingRead More >

“Duty of Care” to manage agricultural waste responsibly

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Commercial businesses have a legal requirement to manage their waste responsibility. This legal requirement is termed ‘Duty of Care’.    This requires the producer of the waste to ensure itRead More >

Red Tractor Assurance changes to farm standards from October 2017

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At the end of 2016 Red Tractor reviewed their farm standards and went out to consultation.  Following feedback, the new standards have been agreed & members will be assessed againstRead More >

The Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit

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The Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit is looking for farmers to be involved in their new and exciting project, which aims to quantify which management practices work best to improve carbonRead More >

“Bytes & Pieces” from WM Police

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‘Bytes & Pieces’ from the world of Rural & Business matters, a 30 second insight into the latest scams, solutions and stuff ! Stuck for something to do on Sunday 10th September??Read More >

Slurry and silage pollution incident reduction – communications for dairy farmers

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Loss of slurry and silage effluent from dairy farms is the most common cause of significant farm pollution incidents in this area. Fish kills, damage to other river life andRead More >

EA warning about possible contamination of animal bedding with hazardous materials

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Bedding buyers beware During routine inspections the EA have discovered instances where waste materials, such as plasterboard and wood contaminated with plastics, metals and other hazardous material have been usedRead More >

Catchment Sensitive Farming WATER CAPITAL GRANT AND MID TIER STEWARDSHIP

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  Remember that the deadline for requesting application packs for Mid Tier Stewardship and the Water Capital Grant is 31st July, so if you want to apply this year youRead More >