FREE ADVICE AND FUNDING FOR NEW WOODLANDS – DEADLINE 31 JULY 2019

The Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust is offering free advice and funding to support the creation of new native broadleaf woodlands.  Support includes advice on woodland planting and design, help with completing a woodland grant application, identifying other funding opportunities and recommending contractors.  The grants are aimed at creating new woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales National […]

Seeking Farm Work

I hope that you can help me. I am PhD student in social anthropology with a research project focused on hill farming in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. The anthropological method is immerse oneself in the social life of those we study, typically for one year, in order to grasp how life is truly […]

Organic farming guidance and advice

A new organic support service has been to provide free advice and technical guidance to organic farmers and those considering organic conversion. The Organic Advice, Support and Information Service (OASIS) has been developed collaboratively by independent farm consultancy Abacus Agriculture and OF&G. With 60 years’ experience in the sector between them, Abacus Agriculture and OF&G […]

IMPORTANT INFO ON BPS AND STEWARDSHIP PAYMENTS

Bridging Payments will be available to People who have not yet received their BPS 2018 payment and/or an advance payment for their Countryside Stewardship (CS) 2018 claim by the end of March. These payments will be made in April at 75% of the current estimated value of their claims. A single, combined payment will be […]

APPLYING FOR A LICENSE TO CONTROL WILD BIRDS

There has been extensive media coverage about the decision to revoke three general licences covering the control of wild birds including several members of the crow family, Canada geese, some gulls, feral and wood pigeons.  Following a legal challenge by the organisation “Wild Justice” (headed by Chris Packham), Natural England announced on Tuesday 23rd April […]

The Moredun Foundation Award Scheme 2019 is now open

For more information and an application form please visit the website: www.moredun.org.uk/award The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity that is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education. Up to £2,000 is available per award. It is  Open to individuals over the age of 18 with the condition that they are […]