March 2023

Stone curlews making return thanks to Farming activities

The RSPB has hailed the work of farmers in East Anglia following a significant rise in Stone Curlew numbers in the region. According to the RSPB, record numbers of Stone Curlew are being reported in nature reserves across East Anglia and Southern England as farmers adopt more nature-friendly farming practices. Work has been ongoing to […]

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New capital grant scheme for recovery schemes

Natural England, the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, has launched a new capital grant scheme to help reverse the decline of threatened or endangered species. The Species Recovery Programme Capital Grant Scheme (SRPCGS), running for two years, will open for partnerships, businesses, and organisations, with grant requests available for 50,000 to 500,000.

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Farming & the budget – early assessments & chance to join the conversation

There has been a mixed response to the March 2023 Budget as announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. On the one hand, clarity on property relief, pensions and machinery expenditure have been welcomed, but there is concern that energy support for business and rural levelling up have been overlooked. NFU president Minette Batters; says: ‘Ahead of

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Funding helps bring farm community hub to life

Deepdale Farm at Burnham Deepdale has been pushing innovation for a few years now. Among the changes on the 300 hectare farm has been transforming to organic farming, incorporating many regenerative farming practices, carrying out ecological assessments and running volunteer programmes on the farm. To further diversify the farm’s income stream and resilience, the team

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