Barbers Rural News

  • Shropshire bean yields good this year.

    25th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    Stuart Dolphin from Wrekin Grain reports that bean yields in Shropshire have been good this year, but the quality of peas is mixed. Some bean crops have yielded over 5t/ha.  Cereal quality has been good with most of the milling wheat harvested before the rain.  Read more....

  • Stafford Show only a week away!

    24th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    The prestigious Stafford Show will be held next Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June.  We are proud to be associated with the Show.  Why not come along and have a drink with us - we will be in the same spot as last year, just next to the Members Pavilion.

  • 42.5 acres for sale near Burleydam.

    24th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    42.5 acres near Burleydam has recently come on the market.  Currently in maize rotation but ideal for alternative uses with additional benefit of a steel framed agricultural building.  Read more...

  • Badgers to be culled as soon as possible.

    24th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    The DEFRA farm minister, Jim Paice, has insisted that the Government will press ahead with a badger cull 'as soon as practically possible'.  Speaking at the Devon County Show, Mr Paice said DEFRA would not wait until trials in Wales were concluded before pressing ahead with plans for a targeted cull of diseased badgers in bovine tuberculosis hotspot areas.  Read more...

  • Enchanting smallholding in North Shropshire on market - £625K

    21st MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    Longley Farm, Nr Shawbury, has recently come on the market.  This enchanting small holding with nearly 15 acres is set in the heart of the stunning North Shropshire countryside.  The property is approached via a tree lined drive and is surrounded by its own land concealed from the public eye. Read more...

  • Coalition Government sets out farm policies

    20th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    The coalition Government has outlined plans to cut red tape on farms, introduce a badger cull in TB hotspot and share the responsibility for animal disease policy. Read more...

  • HIPS suspended with immediate effect.

    20th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    The Government has announced the suspension of the Home Information Packs with immediate effect from 21st May 2010.  The EPC will still be required.  Read more..

  • MEP wins vote for a simpler CAP

    20th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    Richard Ashworth, Conservative agriculture spokesmean in the European Parliament, is pushing a measure to allow farmers to have the power of self regulation in an attempt to cut unnecessary red tape and bureaucracy out of EU farming.  Read more..

  • New assurance scheme for farm shops and farmers markets

    20th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    The new assurance schemes have been launched for farm shops and stall holders at farmers markets. The schemes are designed to support consumer confidence in these two growing sectors.  Read more

  • DEFRA could be in for a shake up!

    19th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    Rumours are rife in Westminster today that there could be a big shake up at DEFRA. More details are expected this afternoon.

    Read more....