24th June 2022

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Rural Rap

KENT BASED BERRY GROWER TO BE SOLD

Berry Gardens is to be sold to US soft fruit giant Driscoll’s.

RURAL CRIME 

Hare poaching crackdown to start by next season  New measures in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act that enhance police and court powers to tackle hare poaching will be brought into effect before the start of this year’s “season”, something the Alliance and other stakeholders have been urging the Government to do since the Bill was passed earlier this year.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES WON’T REPLACE BPS INCOME WARN EXPERTS 

Environmental scheme won’t replace BPS income The UK’s new environmental schemes will not replace Basic Payment (BPS) income, the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) has warned.

DAIRY PROTESTS

Animal Rebellion plans to target dairy sector Pro-vegan protest group Animal Rebellion is recruiting 500 people to participate in a series of ‘stop the supply of dairy’ events this September.

SPREAD OF ‘FREE RANGE’ FARMING RISKS ANIMAL-BORNE PANDEMIC RISE

Spread of ‘free-range’ farming may raise risk of animal-borne pandemics study 

If we can’t dramatically cut meat consumption then intensive ‘factory farming’ may be comparatively less risky, say authors.

EQUINE ID

Proposals to change the ID process for horses, donkeys and mules CLA blog on the DEFRA consultation on the identification process.

PARTRIDGE CONSERVATION MEASURES 

A new habitat measure developed by scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to boost the fortunes of the beloved, red-listed grey partridge, is proving a big hit with insects too.

LYME DISEASE RURAL RISK

1 in 7 people are affected by Lyme disease The study in the journal BMJ Global Health found that central Europe had the highest rate of infection with 20%, while men over the age of 50 living in rural areas were most at risk.

KENT THEFTS

Horsmonden copper thefts – Thieves in fifth cable raid on the village which has affected homes and businesses.

AND FINALLY…..BUG SPLATTERS People in Kent urged to count bug splatters as part of National Insect Week  Kent Wildlife Trust and Buglife are urging people to sign up to the ‘Bugs Matter’ survey as part of Insect Week, a campaign by the Royal Entomological Society, running between Monday 20 and Sunday 26 June, aimed at encouraging people of all ages to learn about insects.

Kent County Show - 8, 9 & 10 July

The Kent County Show is back

9am to 5pm daily
The Kent Showground, Detling ME14 3JF

Tickets currently available online at www.kcas.org.uk

Children go free.  Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

FARM WALK & EMSDEN TROPHY PRESENTATION 2022 - Hosted by CLA South East & sponsored by BTF Partnership

Thursday 14 July 2022

Farm walk, trophy presentation and networking.

Laurence J Betts Ltd, Church Farm, ME19 5NZ

Free to attend and for more information or to book call the CLA South East office on 01264 313434 or email southeast@cla.org.uk

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match - Saturday 17th September 2022

Gates open 9am to 5pm
New Barn Farm, New Barn Road, Hawkenbury, Kent, TN12 0ED

Come and enjoy ploughing, farmer’s market, trade stands, main arena displays, gymkhana, dog agility, clay shoot and much more.

Open to trade bookings now.

Tickets £7.50 in advance or on gate and under 12’s free. www.wkpma.co.uk

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

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