The Rise of Solar Farming

Recently I learned of a new 60 acre solar development planned for the outskirts of the village I live in. It came as a bit of a shock since there was little (if any!) consultation with the community towards whom the development will have a great effect. Now, on the whole I am a strong … Continue reading The Rise of Solar Farming

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

http://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/news-views/news/more-rural-projects-gain-funds-support/ Just read this article. Great to hear some positive news and thought I should give some (if limited) profile to this inspiring organisation. It has led me to look further into some of the projects that the fund has been giving grants to. Farm Cornwall (http://www.farmcornwall.co.uk/) and Kickstart Norfolk (http://www.kickstart.btck.co.uk/) as well as the … Continue reading The Prince’s Countryside Fund

A New Common Agricultural Policy for Europe

I have written before on the prospect of a new CAP for a new era of farming in Europe. The proposed changes were actually published about 6 weeks ago but it has taken a bit of time to sift through everything and really look at who wins and who loses out of this new approach. … Continue reading A New Common Agricultural Policy for Europe