Author: Emma James

Goat farming couple keep countryside vibrant

GoaT farming couple Meg and Damian McNamara of Moat Village Farm, New Moat, Pembrokeshire, have been recognised for keeping the countryside vibrant by the Pembrokeshire FUW Countryside Business award 2017. The award, a £200...

Better soil management: reducing or stopping soil tillage

by Dr William Stiles, Farming Connect Knowledge Exchange Hub, IBERS, Aberystwyth University SOIL tillage is the practice of mechanically disturbing soil in preparation for the growing of crops. This practice is typically employed to break...

Why does Red Tractor farm assurance matter?

It’s a small logo which carries a huge amount of significance. THe Red Tractor appears on food worth more than £14.4bn in retailers across the UK, providing confidence to shoppers that the product inside the...

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FUW CALLS FOR FAIR FARM FUNDING FOR WALES

THE FUW has called on the UK Government to give clarity on the future of funding for farming in Wales following a meeting with the Welsh Office Minister, Stuart Andrew and Farming Minister, George...

FUW renews call for funding clarity for Wales

THE FUW has renewed its call for clarity on rural funding for Wales, following Secretary of State Michael Gove’s keynote speech in Birmingham. Whilst FUW president Glyn Roberts welcomed many of Mr Gove’s assurances,...

The farming community is a powerful one

by Glyn Roberts, FUW president YOU may have heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child.” An old African proverb, which means that it takes an entire community of different people...