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Property and landowners – how to avoid becoming a victim of waste criminals

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The Environment Agency is warning property and landowners, commercial property agents, trade associations and local authorities to be aware of the dangers posed by waste criminals. Industrial units are targetedRead More >

TOP 10 TIPS for a Fraud and Cybercrime free Christmas and beyond ! From West Mercia Police …..

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1. Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying their credentials.  Always question unsolicited calls, texts or emailsRead More >

Beware of fraudsters targeting farmers who receive BPS payments

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Unfortunately, as a result of the publicity around BPS and other payments, farmers who receive these payments may be targeted by fraudsters.  Please be fully aware that these payments canRead More >

Annual Sheep & Goat Inventory in England

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Don’t forget to • Update your holding register with the number of sheep and goats that are on your land on 1st December 2018. • Complete an inventory of theRead More >

Grassland Derogations for 2019

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If you need a grassland derogation for livestock manure in nitrate vulnerable zones guidance, you must apply before 31st December 2018. If you have a current derogation, this will finishRead More >

Are you sheep dipping this autumn?

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If you are planning to dip your sheep this autumn,  you need to make sure that the way you dispose of your dip is legal. It is also important toRead More >

Herefordshire Rural Hub Co-ordinator – Job opportunity

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In the aftermath of foot and mouth in the early 2000’s Cathy Meredith was a key figure in the significant regeneration of the county.  The development of the Rural HubRead More >

Derogation to relax some Ecological Focus Areas

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The Rural Payments Agency has announced a derogation to relax some of the Ecological Focus Area (EFA) rules to increase the availability of fodder. This specifically applies to EFA coverRead More >

The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme – Applications open until 15th October

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Family farm businesses are invited to register for the third year of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme. An area which is in an approximate 30 miles radius from the cityRead More >