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CFE Newsletter - August 2020

A look at farming, the environment and our work on behalf of our members.

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An update on the work of Championing the Farmed Environment.

A partnership of agricultural, environmental and governmental bodies promoting good environmental management through productive farming practices.

Keep the benefits of Greening with CFE

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From 2021 you will no longer have to meet the BPS greening requirements, but by retaining and enhancing EFAs with CFE both the environment and your farm business can see the benefit of greater freedom in environmental management.

Click here to read CFE's suggestions

Bees' Needs Awards 2020 - Farming category returns

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Following the success of the Farming category in the 2019 Bees' Needs Awards, we are pleased to announce that this will return for the 2020 awards.

Entry opens on through CFEonline on September 1st.

Click here for further details

CFE webinar 'Hedges for Pollinators and Carbon' most popular yet!

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On July 2nd, CFE coordinator in the North region Fraser Hugill hosted a webinar with experts on pollinating insects, hedge carbon capture and farm hedgerow management.

The recording of this webinar is now available to watch on the 
CFE webinar pages.

CFE supporter Anglian Water develop farmer-friendly weather app

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Anglian Water and Rhiza Environmental are producing a new weather app for accessing catchment weather station data. This new
platform will allow easy access to locally
relevant data for land managers within
Anglian Water Drinking Water Protected
Areas across the region.

To find out more about Anglian Water Catchment Management visit -

CFE partner NIAB offer free online expertise during lockdown

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The NIAB Virtual Event Hub at gives farmers and agricultural business online access to NIAB's expert independent advice and research on variety choice, plant breeding, crop science, crop agronomy, plant protection, and soils and cultivations.

Developed in response to this summer’s cancelled events, the Hub remains open to all with its mix of videos, webinars and podcasts from NIAB specialists and advisers against the backdrop of crop plot demonstrations and  alongside practical downloadable guides, topic sheets and information posters. 

Virtual Field Day: Crop Mixtures. Hosted by Agricology this evening

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm, featuring;

  • Ali Karley and Rob Brooker, James Hutton Institute
  • Andrew Gilchrist, Scottish Agronomy
  • Gordon Cairns, Stracathro Estates 
  • Charlotte Bickler, Organic Research Centre

Further details and free registration available at

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