What is The Rural Community Energy Fund?

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is being delivered by the five Local Energy Hubs in England on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The Energy Hub for the south-west is led by the West of England Combined Authority. Clean […]

Home Grown Grain

  On our own farm we grew 50 acres of spring barley this year. We originally intended to grow wheat but were unable to plant due to the wet weather last autumn, so we switched to spring cropping. The majority of the area was taken for whole crop which yielded well above budget and left […]

Forage Crops in Arable Rotations

With the virtual demise of oilseed rape on many arable farms we are seeing an increasing interest from arable and dairy farmers to work closer together to grow forage crops. In the past this has often been maize silage but is now commonly one to three year ryegrass leys, red clover and in some cases […]

The Green Revolution

As the country emerges from Lockdown, the government’s free market ideology is going to be put into practice to bring forward a decade of investment largely driven by a carbon zero and green agenda. Farming has a massive role to play in this whether it be solar, wind, biomass or simply working within the planning […]