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CFE Newsletter - August 2021

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

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An update on the work of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

The industry-led partnership encouraging farmers and land managers to adopt environmental ‘best practice’.

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Missed out on winning a free hedge pack last month? Don’t worry because applications are still open for MOREhedges and MOREwoods from the Woodland Trust and they can cover up to 75% of the cost as well as providing tailored advice on how and where to plant your new trees. Apply now to receive your trees this planting season! Find out more here.

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A BASIS accred­it­ed three-day online train­ing course cov­er­ing all aspects of Inte­grat­ed Farm Management and the LEAF Mar­que Stan­dard. This is an ide­al first step for any­one look­ing to become LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fied or want­i­ng to gain more out of their cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Aimed at producers, advi­sors and audi­tors, it also offers a deep dive into the aims and process­es of LEAF Mar­que certi­fi­ca­tion to help advise oth­ers or cer­ti­fy businesses.

More info and a booking link can be accessed here.

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As we approach the closed periods for spreading organic manures and fertilisers in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ’s), industry initiative Tried and Tested takes a look at the rules. This article reminds farmers of the rules and what actions they need to take to ensure compliance, it also provide a link to the free guide, Step-by-step guide to NVZ record keeping. Click here to read more.

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Bees Needs Awards Nominations open on 1st September 2021. Send your completed Bees' Needs Farming Champion application form to Y2ZlQG5mdS5vcmcudWs= by September 30th to enter. The awards will take place in November, but still to be confirmed as either virtual or in person as in accordance to any changes with Government regulations regarding Covid-19.

Follow here for more details.

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At Groundswell 2021 LEAF were delighted to unveil their short film to conclude LEAF’s panel session, illustrating Integrated Farm Management as a successful regeneration approach. This video showcases examples of LEAF farmers exemplifying regenerative practices and outcomes through the implementation of IFM and the basis of continual improvement across the whole farm.

Click here to watch.

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