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Glamping Company Expands

A two-year old start-up glamping design and manufacturing business, Anthropods & Co Ltd, has moved to new 4000 sq. ft premises at Hambleton Grove Industrial Estate, in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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added revenue stream through diversification

Events in recent months have seen Britons fall back in love with our fantastic country, embracing staycations and seeking a change of scenery by visiting rural landscapes.

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Anthony Walker joins Topscan

Anthony Walker has joined the board of Topscan to lead new project management, contract administration and fire safety services for estates management.

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loan for Poultry Business

UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF) has continued lending throughout the Covid-19 crisis and recently completed a £3m loan for poultry business development and investment.

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UK-wide consultation

The UK Government working with the devolved administrations have launched a UK-wide consultation seeking to end any unfair practices across the UK’s dairy sector.
 

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Environmental Land Management

Farmers and interested parties throughout England will have the chance to shape the future of Environmental Land Management (ELM) by taking part in one of six upcoming online webinars.

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rural economy secretary

Last week, what would have been the week of the Royal Highland Show, the OnFARM podcast, being produced in association with Show organisers, RHASS, has welcomed Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

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Farming industry pushes robotics to fill soft fruit labour gap

A large UK agri-food consortium has been formed to address agricultural labour shortages by accelerating the use of robotics and automation (R&A) for picking and packing soft fruit and vegetables.

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cows in field for Dairy Response Fund

A new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis confirmed.
 
With some dairy farmers facing financial difficulties and excess milk due to the coronavirus outbreak, the new fund will provide up to £10,000 each to help those dairy farmers most in need of support to sustain their business.

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drought drive down crop yields

After weather extremes led to the smallest winter cropping area in decades, an agricultural insurance expert is urging farmers to ‘manage risk better’ and protect themselves with a groundbreaking crop yield safety net.