Farming and agriculture news

News from the field

Features and views, including insights from Oliver McEntyre, our National Agriculture Strategy Director, and news about the business events we're visiting.

Livestock and arable industry news

Spring 2017

We discuss the issues that led to a more positive start for the agribusiness industry in 2017 and look at the opportunities set to shape its future.

Articles and case studies

Farm diversification

Helping an award-winning winemaker sparkle

Find out how tenant farmer Charles Palmer’s decision to diversify into vineyards led to success.

Technology in agriculture

The impact of smartphones and apps on farming

Mike Hambly is a fast-moving farmer with an app for everything. See how smartphones are changing the way he manages his business.

Fraud in farming

Preventing farm subsidy fraud

Get some tips to protect yourself against financial crime, including being wary of impersonators, information seekers and unusual transactions.

Financial support for farmers

Wensleydale farmer knew where to go for finance

How we helped one dairy farmer with the finance needed to get through tough times.

Farming technology

Modernising for long-term success

Discover how the Williams family is using farming technology to get the most from their farm.

Farming transformation

From broiler chickens to home-grown British cassis

Jo Hilditch has taken her family business into new areas. Not content with chicken production, her farm now produces apples and blackcurrants.