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FARMLIFE

Last call for FW photo competition 2019 entries

Calling all budding farm photographers – you’ve not got long to enter this year’s Farmers Weekly photo competition and be in with a chance of winning the cash prize. The deadline…

YOUNG FARMERS

Yorkshire young farmers cancel rally to aid flooded residents

Young farmers from Yorkshire cancelled their annual winter rally yesterday (Sunday), choosing instead to help flood victims. For the first time in its history, the Went Valley YFC winter rally…

FARMLIFE

Doorstep milk round revived by dairy farm selling direct

When dairy farmers Anthony and Carl Grimshaw, and Carl’s partner Louise Blundell, sat around the kitchen table last October to discuss taking on a milk round, they never dreamed that…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: A shameless plug for my new book

It was great honour to see my new book, Sweet Home Hinton Ampner – the tenant farmer’s diary from 2015, featured in the Farmers Weekly Christmas gift guide last week,…

FARMLIFE

Lord Mayor’s Show parade showcases best of British farming

Farmers have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate the best of British farming for one of the country’s most historic parades. The NFU joined forces with the Worshipful…

FARMLIFE

'How I went from tractor driver to farm manager of 3,000ha'

Beset by more challenges than most as he chased his dream of becoming a farm manager, Michael Balls has refused to give in to hurdles that his severe dyslexia has…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Wright: Brexit is bottom of my vote priority list

So, we are having another general election. According to Boris Johnson the aim is “to break the impasse” – well, good luck with that one BoJo. The election campaigns have…

YOUNG FARMERS

Yorkshire young farmers cancel rally to aid flooded residents

Young farmers from Yorkshire cancelled their annual winter rally yesterday (Sunday), choosing instead to help flood victims. For the first time in its history, the Went Valley YFC winter rally…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: Cheap meat seekers should value UK food more

Several hundred more grey hairs later and a completely worn-out bucket brush, and maize harvest 2019 is complete. The last tyre ceremoniously placed on the clamp sheet to mark the…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: We need to show solidarity like the French

In the current climate it is nigh on impossible to get about your daily routine without the topic of Brexit raising its head. The news is becoming tediously boring, with…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: A shameless plug for my new book

It was great honour to see my new book, Sweet Home Hinton Ampner – the tenant farmer’s diary from 2015, featured in the Farmers Weekly Christmas gift guide last week,…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: What 3 words – quick, easy... life-saving?

To the casual observer, things might have seemed normal in the Jolly Flowerpots a couple of Tuesdays ago. Neighbour Robert and I were in, half a dozen other regulars, the…

Young farmer writers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Wright: Brexit is bottom of my vote priority list

So, we are having another general election. According to Boris Johnson the aim is “to break the impasse” – well, good luck with that one BoJo. The election campaigns have…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: Cheap meat seekers should value UK food more

Several hundred more grey hairs later and a completely worn-out bucket brush, and maize harvest 2019 is complete. The last tyre ceremoniously placed on the clamp sheet to mark the…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

8 tips from Doug Avery on being a resilient farmer

Change is happening in agriculture at a rate never seen before, with a wealth of opportunities available for those willing to take them. Doug Avery, author of The Resilient Farmer,…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Farm runner project connects farming and public

An Essex farmer is spearheading a community project that takes the noble effort of a Sunday morning run and turns it into a valuable public outreach opportunity. Ben Eagle leapt…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farmer who beat debt and depression on mission to help

A New Zealand farmer who battled an eight-year drought and mental health issues to become a top beef and sheep producer is to share his story on a UK tour. …

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Showing cattle helps farmer put tough times behind her

For years, farming mum Victoria Dimond has struggled with rural isolation and family problems –  and she has now taken to Instagram to help spread the word about mental health…

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FARMLIFE

8 top shots from FW's 2019 photo competition so far

With eight categories to chose from, there’s plenty of scope to enter your finest farming photos into the 2019 Farmers Weekly photo competition. It is open to all amateur photographers…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Farm pups, little farmers and wedding bales

We’re incredibly lucky to be sent loads of photos by our enthusiastic readers, who are always keen to share snapshots of their farming lives with us. From the scenic and…

FARMLIFE

Video: Shearers make history setting world record on UK turf

A pair of young shearers have made history by smashing the eight-hour sheep-shearing world record – the first time it has been broken by two Brits in the UK. Speedy…

FARMLIFE

Video: Stuart Connor sets new British lamb shearing record

Oxfordshire farmer Stuart Connor has set a new British record for the most lambs sheared in nine hours, dedicating his almighty achievement to his three-year-old daughter, who died last year.…