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Time’s up for Grandfather Rights

Time’s up for Grandfather Rights

From November 26th last year anyone applying a pesticide authorised for professional use will need to hold a specified certificate of competence. The Grandfather Rights exemption allowing those born before 31st December 1964 to use professional...

LEADER funding now available in Lancashire

LEADER funding now available in Lancashire

The Lancashire LEADER 2015-2020 programme is now officially open for business.  The LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

BEWARE - EU GRANT PAYMENT FRAUDSTERS

BEWARE - EU GRANT PAYMENT FRAUDSTERS

Farmers are being urged to be extremely wary of any suspicious calls, texts or emails, as fraudsters target the agricultural sector when EU grant payments begin to arrive in bank accounts this month.   From this month (December), farmers start to...

Request for help with TB research project

Request for help with TB research project

Jess Phoenix is a PhD researcher in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University.   Jess has been a member of the Lancs/Cumbria TB Eradication Group for the last year and ran a workshop in June with members of the group regarding how we...

Lancashire Pig discussion group meetings

Lancashire Pig discussion group meetings

Programme of meetings for the Lancashire Pig Discussion group   14.10.15  Lysan Eppink – Boehringer-Ingleheim – The Silent Diseases   - looking at the cost to the producer of sub clinical disease 11.11.15  Lizzie...

Government launch TB consultation

Government launch TB consultation

The government has finally launched their long awaited consultation on new measures to help tackle bovine TB in England. The new proposals include:   Proposed enhancements to TB controls in cattle, including a proposal for statutory...

Want to be a commercial organic grower?

Want to be a commercial organic grower?

Make the most of an amazing training opportunity to learn how to set up an organic food growing business from the growers themselves this Autumn. Each year The Kindling Trust run two 4-day Commercial Organic Growing Courses to support people who are...