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Make your soils resilient to climate change

UK climate projections have been well documented over recent years and are likely to have a significant effect on our soils. Rising temperatures and reduced rainfall in summer are expected…


Why climate resilient farms make business sense

Is your farm business climate resilient? Can it cope with whatever the weather throws at it, while still turning a profit? The Cotswolds Conservation Board has asked more than 200…

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Climate challenge: Modelling the cost on a dairy farm

For Farmers Weekly’s second part of “Rise to the Climate Challenge” series, Jez Fredenburgh examines the financial impacts of different weather scenarios on a dairy enterprise. “The grass always looks…


Climate challenge: Modelling the cost on an arable farm

For the first time, the impact of changing weather patterns on a farmer’s pocket has been modelled. Jez Fredenburgh kicks off Farmers Weekly’s climate series looking at the effects on…

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Why farming's being asked to do more to fight climate change

While other sectors of the economy, such as power, waste and construction, have been steadily reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the past decade, agriculture has failed to keep…


Arable Horizons: What climate change means for farming

Climate change and agriculture are intrinsically linked – food production is the biggest contributor to global warming and suffers the most from its effects. This was the focus of the final Arable…


Climate challenge: Modelling the cost on a mixed farm

For Farmers Weekly’s third instalment in the Rise to the Climate Challenge series, we examine the financial effects of different weather scenarios on a mixed farming enterprise Having all your eggs in…

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Drought-hit farmers in Europe call for aid

The governments of drought-hit German, Swedish, Finnish, Lithuanian and Danish farmers are considering special aid packages. The European Commission has pledged its support, moving to allow the limited use of…


Greens call for tax on meat to mitigate climate change

Value added tax (VAT) should be applied to all processed and “factory” produced meat, to cut consumption and so help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a leading Green MEP.…


Scottish fund to tackle climate change opens

The Scottish government is encouraging all farmers, crofters and land managers to apply for its Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme, which opens on Wednesday (17 January). The initiative, jointly funded by…


Dairy farmers praised for surpassing climate targets

UK dairy farmers are being commended for achieving an 18.05% improvement in energy efficiency since 2008, beating two industry targets. Latest Environment Agency results reveal how the 2020 Climate Change…

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