Devon Hedge Laying Competition

The Devon Hedge Laying Competition is now open for entries from farmers, contractors and volunteers who carry out good quality hedge laying to benefit wildlife, agriculture and the landscape. The … Read More

Woodland Creation Grant 2017

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The 2017 Woodland Creation Grant available under the Countryside Stewardship scheme will open on the 3rd January. This is a standalone grant that will provide funding to supply, plant, weed … Read More

2016 Devon Otter Trophy Announced

Congratulations to Mr Martin Howard of Lower Northcott Farm, Launceston for winning the 2016 Devon Otter Trophy. Lower Northcott Farm is an 154ha grass organic beef enterprise. Martin’s big unique … Read More

The Devil is in the Detail

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The Chancellor’s statement on Saturday, providing some reassurance around funding for research and the agricultural sector after Brexit, is certainly welcome. The national FWAG Association, supported by FWAG SW, has … Read More

No Roadmap for DEFRA Yet

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Today, 21 July 2016, I attended the South West Rural Farming Network conference in Taunton, which was supported by the NFU and Chaired by David Fursdon. Presentations were made by … Read More

Jenny Phelps Awarded MBE

Gloucestershire Farming and Wildlife Advisory Groups’ Senior Farm Conservation Adviser has been awarded an MBE for ‘Engaging Communities in the Protection of the Environment’. Gary Rumbold, FWAG SouthWest’s General Manager … Read More