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Hay Festival 2018 to be greenest year ever

Hay Festival has announced that the mains electricity supply for the entire 2018 festival will be powered by 100% renewable electricity from Good Energy, as part of its commitment to managing and mitigating the environmental impact of its events. Set in the beautiful landscape of the Welsh borders, Hay Festival is the UK’s leading literature…

Tickets on sale for this year’s Cereals Event

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Cereals Event (13-14 June) with visitors able to make savings by booking in advance. This year will see a new look Cereals Event return to the Cambridgeshire site, with lots of fresh, exciting features in response to feedback from both the exhibitor and farmer advisory boards, which…

British Farming Awards back for 2018

The British Farming Awards is back for 2018, showcasing the achievements of farmers working within the UK agricultural industry. With the Brexit process marching on, The British Farming Awards 2018 is a celebration of those living and working in the agricultural industry. There has never been such a prevalent time to salute the UK’s farmers…

Red Tractor Assurance to launch TV advertising campaign

Red Tractor Assurance will have its own national television advertising campaign later this year for the first time in its history. The announcement follows a comprehensive market research exercise looking at what primary shoppers know about the on-pack logo. It highlighted that shoppers were twice as likely to purchase a Red Tractor product if they…

Recognising excellence in Cornish farming

Nominations for the best and brightest of Cornwall’s farming businesses are now open as the Addington Fund launches its 2018 Cornwall Farm Business Awards. Recognising excellence in any industry is important, but in farming it is a lifestyle as well as job that the nominees will have worked day and night to perfect. “It is…

Immersive workshop aims to future-proof farm retail

Entrepreneurial farmers have the chance to meet their peers and discuss the future for farm retail with specialist consultants at a two-day workshop from 5-6 March called ‘The Gathering’. Co-hosted by Australian retail guru John Stanley and farm diversification expert Michael Mack of Savills, the event will be held in Norwich and will examine the…

Celebrating cider

January is a time for celebration in the cider orchards of Great Britain and this week that celebration moved to Westminster. The All Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) and The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) reception was well attended, with over 150 guests from across all the political parties and the drinks trade, gathering…

Stable income in uncertain times

Farmers looking to hedge the uncertainty of Brexit are being invited to consider growing miscanthus, an energy crop that offers a long-term, stable income, as well as helping the environment. Miscanthus is a hardy perennial crop that’s harvested annually and has the potential to give the farmer a return of over £900 per hectare from…

Bath & West Society launches new food and drink award

To celebrate the official opening of the Bath & West Society’s new Rural Enterprise Centre in January, the Society has teamed up with one of the region’s leading drinks brands, Thatchers Cider, to introduce a new award to up-and-coming food and drink producers. The award will offer one regional food or drink producer at the…

Celebrate Christmas with Green Tourism!

Green Tourism, a certification scheme offering trustworthy and independent guidance to tourism businesses wishing to operate sustainably, is helping everyone get into the Christmas spirit with a Green Advent Giveaway featuring 24 amazing prizes from their award holders. There’s a new chance to enter every day of the festive season in order to win that day’s…

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