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Farmers are making significant improvements to the environment

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment has found that farmers in their snapshot survey were making significant improvements to the environment. 535 farmers were interviewed and the CFE found that 90% had improved soil management, 81% were using pesticides and fertiliser more efficiently and 73% had adopted nutrient management.

Ten point plan for better recruitment and retention of agricultural workers

The NFU and Association for Labour Providers (ALP) have launched a 10-point plan to help farmers and growers better recruit and retain workers for the upcoming season.
The plan aims to support employers and agencies in their work sourcing labour, and offers tips and guidance to improve the chances of employment success.
The NFU has maintained that a competent and reliable workforce is vital for British farms to continue producing the food to feed the public, and has continued to press government for an urgent solution to avoid any worker shortages.
Statistics from the NFU’s labour providers survey showed that there was a 12.5% shortfall of workers in 2017.
The plan can be downloaded on the link below.

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Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

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Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
James Walton

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Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Lewis, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbury, Highfield Farm
Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, Environmental Farming
John Slee, Environmental Farming Group


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