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Wet weather forces Royal Show to abandon final day


The Royal Show, an agricultural showcase for the UK’s farming industry, is being held on 1 – 4 July 2007 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

The event encompasses all aspects of farming, food and rural life – from the best of British livestock to the latest business and technological innovations in the farming industry.

The show attracts more than 140,000 visitors a year and hosts over 1,000 stands, world-class livestock and equine classes, specialist features and has a packed programme of international business conferences.

Visitors from over 100 countries are expected to attend the show. The showground has, fortunately, escaped the worst of the recent bad weather.

See below for a selection of stories and pictures about the event. This page will be updated throughout the show.

For show results take a look at our Taking Stock blog.

BLOG ENTRY: Tragic Royal washed away – Read FW columnist David Richardson’s take on the 2007 show

BLOG ENTRY: Battling through the mud at the Royal Show – a personal account

WEATHER PICTURES: Mud at the Royal Show and floods in Lincs

Conservative Party review concludes farmers’ role must change

Wet weather forces Royal Show to abandon final day

Royal Show to shut a day early

Kids Connect campaign gets Royal Show launch

New DEFRA secretary Hilary Benn pledges his best to farming

NFU launches new campaign to promote farming to the next generation

Farming charities to work closer together to improve help for those in need

Food security should be an important issue – Kendall

Sainsbury’s is extending its Active Kids scheme as part of its support for the Year of Food & Farming

NFU Mutual reports sharp rise in farm thefts

Lib Dems pledge to end ‘CAP millionaires’ and introduce TB badger cull

Countess of Wessex says farmers ‘must move with the times’

TFA calls on Brown and Benn to re-engage with farming community

Young Farmers making good progress on 75th anniversary tractor challenge

Royal Agricultural Society of England make award to Helmut Claas

RASE launches initiative to keep MPs abreast of rural issues

New database to help drive down salmonella in pig units

RASE urges farmers to tell them what they want from the organisation

RASE confirms the appointment of Surrey farmer to lead the organisation of the 2007 Royal Show

Kids flock to design their own tractor

Call to avoid rik of relying on global food supplies