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Farmers slam soil plans
PROPOSED soil management plans are an affront, say East Midland farmers
 








Soil Reports


Follow these links to find the various soil reports and action plans that have been causing such a stir…


DEFRA – Soil Action Plan for England (pdf – 465kb)
Environment Agency – Soil the hidden resource (consultation) (pdf – 436kb)
Environment Agency – State of soils in England and Wales (pdf – 936kb)
DEFRA – Cross-compliance consultation





 


 


 


 


 



Catch up


Soil data maps out facts
A NEW poster aims to raise awareness with the general public of the importance of soils


Soil spoil ‘widespread‘
SCIENTISTS confirm widespread soil-related problems that farmers must address


Farmers thirst for soil info
OVER-SUBSCRIBED workshops prove farmers‘ interest in soils, says an expert


Farmers help fight Avon floods
THE LANDCARE project in Upper Avon is beginning to reap rewards for soil management


Hope for soils from new plan
THE government launches its long-awaited First Soil Action Plan for England


Farmers slammed for soil spoil
THEY don‘t care or understand how to look after it, says the Environment Agency


Soil help needed to keep SFP
FARMERS must wake up to soil management or risk losing the Single Farm Payment, says an expert


Tougher pollution rules on way?
AN Environment Agency official says tougher pollution controls could be imposed on farms


Soil plans spark outcry
FARMERS warn against proposed cross-compliance measures to protect Britain‘s soils


Dry soils led to bird decline
WILDLIFE groups slam farmers for depleting farmland bird numbers by draining their land


Farmers get landscape reminder
ALUN Michael reminds farmers and landowners to protect the environment this spring


Agency chief slams biofuel claims
ENVIRONMENT Agency chief Barbara Young attacks the green credentials of biofuels


Water audits show flow flair
WATER AUDITS can help growers demonstrate responsible and effective use