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CFE Newsletter - January 2022

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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Everyone is talking about tree planting but how can trees fit in on your farm and work for your farm business? Hear how trees can benefit your farm business and control ammonia emissions in this upcoming webinar with evidence from David Brass, a Cumbrian poultry farmer. 

For more information click here.

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Find out about Controlled Traffic Farming, carbon trading and soil organic matter at this on-line conference. Farming’s environmental impact and its ability to sequester carbon is under the spotlight like never before, there is much talk of soil protection, management and making carbon pay. This year, the Soil and Water Management Centre conference strongly addresses these issues with a group of leading farmers and researchers.

Attendance is worth 5 BASIS points.

To register click here.

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Now in its ninth year, the annual Game and Wildlife Conservation Trusts Big Farmland Bird Count kicks off across the country from 4 – 20 February 2022 and aims to celebrate the positive work done by land managers to help reverse the decline in British farmland birds, as well as providing a snapshot of how the UK’s bird species are doing.

The latest assessment of the status of the UK’s birds, the Birds of Conservation Concern (BoCC) list, was published in December, and sadly it shows that more than one in four UK bird species is in serious trouble. Land managers can make a real difference to these declining numbers by adopting effective conservation measures on farm, and the BFBC is an effective way to measure the difference that you are making. Participation only takes 30 minutes, and more information can be found at: www.bfbc.org.uk.

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The CFE joined up with Tried & Tested and NFU to create a short video celebrating World Soils Day in December. Fraser Hugill, Joe Stanley and Michael Kavanagh tell us about what measures they take on their farm and the benefits healthy soils have on the environment and their farm business.

For Tried&Tested click here.

For our video click here.

For CFE resources click here.

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