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CFE Newsletter - July 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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A partnership project between Anglian Water and the Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project (LCSP) has worked to demonstrate the effects of land management practice in reducing soil and water loss from arable fields. Three sediment barriers and catch pits (pits dug into the ground to capture water and sediment) were erected in three fields across the Great Eau catchment.  

A webinar in which the case study findings are presented in detail along with a discussion surrounding mitigation measures can be found on the Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project YouTube  

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As part of the NFU’s net zero ambition they are committed to helping their members use hedges to help store carbon. Hedgerows can store carbon above and below ground at an estimated 15 tonnes per hectare (tC/ha) as well as improving soil organic matter. As part of the NFU’s net zero ambition they are committed to helping their members use hedges to help store carbon.
Competition closes midnight on 16 July 2021.

Follow this link for more information.

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National Bees Week on the 12th -18th of July. The CFE will be promoting 5 Simple Actions for Pollinators during this week to provide you with information on how you can support pollinators.

Follow this link for more information.

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FAS provides free, confidential advice on cross compliance requirements, some aspects of the Water Framework Directive (England and Wales) Regulations 2017 (such as silage, slurry and agricultural fuel oil (SSAFO), and waste exemptions) and regulations on the sustainable use of pesticides. The cross compliance rules apply to you if you are a Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship or Environmental Stewardship claimant.

You can visit their website farmingadviceservice.org.uk for more information. 

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In association with the NFU and supported by the CFE the Low Carbon Agriculture Show is confirmed to take place on the 8th to 9th of March 2022. Follow this link for further information.

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IAgrE Member Prof Jane Rickson contributed to a cross industry collaborative study on soils, link here.

Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in this newsletter, if you do spot any errors or omissions, please contact Ellenor Litobarski.

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