BISON COME TO KENT WOODLAND
ONE MILLION TREES TO BE PLANTED
Lower Thames Crossing A million trees to be planted as part of scheme National Highways plan to create two parks and a community woodland as part of the Lower Thames Crossing linking Kent and Essex.
VISIT TO KENT SITES
Locate in Kent to host visit to NIAB EMR, Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne and University of Greenwich labs at Medway A host of fresh fruit and wine producers from Europe will be in the county in a bid to showcase the facilities.
NFU PRESIDENT VISIT
Kent County Show – Minette Batters will be at the Kent County Show on 8th July.
SUPPLIER V SUPERMARKET
Who will win the battle between Tesco and Heinz? This disagreement over payments could set a precedent for how other suppliers approach negotiations over the coming months.
HABITAT PROTECTION TO END?
UK Government to scrap European law protecting special habitats. George Eustice is reported to have told MPs the Habitats Directive was in a list of laws he would like to amend in the forthcoming Brexit freedoms Bill designed to cut red tape.
Defra earmarks £12.5m to develop home-grown protein fund to improve the efficieny of farm-based protein production in the UK to reduce dependence on imports.
Study suggests existence of up to 2.1m ancient and veteran trees in England. Researchers find there could be many more ancient trees than previously recorded amid calls for better protections.
RISING COSTS FOR RURAL MOTORISTS
Rural residents will pay £800 more per year to keep driving research by the CLA.
EARLIEST EVER BARLEY HARVEST
Earliest harvest ever for UK farmers Suffolk farmers started their earliest barley harvest ever on 29 June.
MORE SUPPORT FOR PIGS NEEDED
Anger as Defra rejects calls to provide more support to pig sector. The National Pig Association says it has tried every way possible over last 18 months to persuade DEFRA to provide support to producers.
Government confirms consultation into ending cages in farming. The move would end cages for laying hens and crates for farrowing sows.
AND FINALLY…..DOG ICE CREAM? Kent Producer Simply Ice Cream has launched a range of dog ice cream to help keep pooches cool this summer.
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.
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 email@example.com
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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