Agricultural & Farming News

Robots and vertical farms – the future of farming

ROBOTS, vertical farms and virtual fencing could soon be the farming of the future, according to a new report from the NFU that has taken a leap into the future to explore what the landscape of British food and farming will look like in 20 years.

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society announces details of Smallholding and Countryside Festival

ALWAYS willing to grasp opportunities and adapt our events to better suit the demands of a changing industry and a dynamic audience, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has announced some developments to its annual festival, held each year in May.

Looking at the implications of new Tenants Fees Act

STRUTT and Parker takes a look at The Tenant Fees Act, which will come into force on June 1, having received Royal Assent on the February 12.

Depression on the farm – rural Cornwall’s mental health crisis

Emma Roskilly, a 29-year-old dairy farmer near St Gluvias, Penryn, discusses her experiences with social isolation, livestock disease, relationship issues and plans for the future – factors which Stephen Dennis, regional director for The Farming Community Network (FCN) believes have a damaging impact on farmers mental health, and it’s only going to get worse.

Victory in county final for young farmers

WEDMORE Young Farmers Club won the County Entertainments Final held at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton on Sunday, February 10.

Making sense of machinery costs at monitor farm

Farmers at AHDB’s Pembrokeshire monitor farm meeting on February 6 learned how to get detailed machinery costs, to help their future decision-making.

Distressing images: Farming brothers given suspended jail terms

TWO Llandysul brothers have been handed suspended jail sentences and banned from keeping animals for five years after admitting to a string of animal welfare charges.

Suspected badger baiting investigated

A VEHICLE understood to have been used by suspected badger baiters has been examined in Pembroke Dock.

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