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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.

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Livestock and arable industry news

Autumn 2019

Oliver McEntyre gives his insight into all things farming, from arable and livestock to finance and agri-tech – and everything in between. Discover the latest news and updates from the industry.

Articles and case studies

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Farm diversification

Helping an award-winning winemaker sparkle

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

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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.

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Fraud in farming

Preventing farm subsidy fraud

Get some tips to help 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.

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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.