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Coronavirus COVID-19 – some useful links for support and information

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Advice, Information and Support for businesses, employers, self employed, and individuals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The websites below are being continually updated with the latest information, so please keepRead More >

Defra consultation on Live Exports Ban

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Consultation on Live Exports Ban Closes 28th January 2021 Proposal to ban live export of livestock and horses (this will not apply to poultry) for slaughter and fattening. The consultationRead More >

Computers for Schools

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Computers for Schools If you have any old laptops/iPads which are no longer being used, please consider donating them to a local school. Children are being required to learn onlineRead More >

Avian Influenza – new housing rules for ALL poultry keepers from 14th December 2020

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Defra’s new housing rules will be in place in Great Britain from 14th December. The new rules mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers toRead More >

Government sets out its plan for agricultural transition in England

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The Government has published “The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024”. This sets out the changes the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)Read More >

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone across England

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An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across the whole of England to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading. Full details, including an interactive map Defra measuresRead More >

DEFRA consultation “Reducing ammonia emissions from urea fertilisers”

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Ammonia is an air pollutant that is detrimental to our natural environment and is a pre-curser to particulate matter, which is detrimental to human health. Our statutory obligations to restoreRead More >

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

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The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme Round 3 is now open for applications. The CPSG provides investment towards specific items of equipment which will improve productivity and efficiency for farmingRead More >

Marches Small Business Recovery Grant – applications open Weds 14th October

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Marches Small Business Recovery Grant launched  A new £630,000 grant scheme to help small businesses across the Marches which have suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has beenRead More >

Are you worried about the future of your farm

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The Defra Future Farming Resilience Fund is providing support to farmers and land managers in Herefordshire.  You are invited to join the programme. The challenges caused by Coronavirus, extreme weatherRead More >