MICHAELMAS

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Sep 17, 2020  
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Michaelmas, 29th September, is the turn of the farming year.  Harvest is over, all is safely gathered in, and thoughts… Read more »

CURRENT NEWS 17-09-20

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Sep 17, 2020  
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Hen Harrier Recovery It has been an outstanding year for hen harriers in England with sixty chicks fledged from nineteen… Read more »

CURRENT NEWS 01-09-20

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Sep 01, 2020  
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Cost of Rural Crime The cost of rural crime rose to £54 million in 2019 according to the latest NFU… Read more »

National Food Strategy

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Aug 30, 2020  
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Henry Dimbleby has a huge challenge.  In June of 2019, Michael Gove, then Secretary of State at Defra, asked him… Read more »

WILDLIFE TRUCE

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Aug 19, 2020  
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Five years ago, in 2015, Rory Stewart gave a brilliant speech at the Countryside Forum, then known as the Standing… Read more »

CURRENT NEWS 18-08-20

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Aug 18, 2020  
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National Food Strategy Part One of the National Food Strategy was published earlier this month.  Henry Dimbleby was tasked by… Read more »

WILDING LESSONS

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Aug 06, 2020  
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In the month since I wrote in this column about wildling at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, there has… Read more »

CURRENT NEWS 05-08-20

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Aug 05, 2020  
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Greening Measures Dropped Defra has announced that greening measures will be scrapped from next year.  The three measures, crop diversity,… Read more »

CURRENT NEWS 08-07-20

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Jul 08, 2020  
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Trade and Agriculture Commission Following intense lobbying and a petition with over a million signatures, the Government has agreed to… Read more »

WILDING

  • Written by Andrew Davis
  • Posted on Jul 07, 2020  
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The Knepp Estate has become renowned for its rewilding project, now some twenty years old.  Sir Charles and Lady Burrell… Read more »