Farmers Weekly Awards: Congratulations to our 2021 shortlist – Farmers Weekly

Farmers Weekly Awards 2021

The 2021 Farmers Weekly Awards finalists have been chosen. Read on to find out more about the 44 innovative farmers, entrepreneurial contractors, expert consultants and hard-working students that made our shortlist. The judging starts now, and the category winners – as well as the overall winner of the coveted Farmer of the Year Award – […]

How two brothers and historic estate got into share farming – Farmers Weekly

Craig and Ryan Baxter

A new share farming agreement in Cambridgeshire has provided a business opportunity for two first-generation farmers and an exciting venture for a charitable trust. Share farming generally involves landowners joining forces with farmers seeking access to land, and splitting inputs and outputs on an agreed basis Benefits include both parties having a say in the […]

Opinion: Don’t let buzzwords put you off farming change – Farmers Weekly

Opinion: Don't let buzzwords put you off farming change - Farmers Weekly

At his inaugural address in 1933, US president Franklin D Roosevelt proclaimed: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” He was referring to the economic crisis of the Great Depression, but I feel that these words hold true for us in agriculture today. British […]

Thieves monitoring social media to target farm machinery – Farmers Weekly

Richard Willcox with a quad bike in a trailer

Criminal gangs are monitoring social media posts by farmers to create “shopping lists” of tractors and quad bikes they then steal from farms. Thieves are using the social media profiles to pinpoint farms where desirable machinery is kept before carrying out raids. Offenders are also joining or “liking” farming Facebook pages, including community groups, rural […]

Government invites design for Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award | Weekly Blitz

Government invites design for Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award | Weekly Blitz

Bangladesh government has invited the design from the experienced designers for the newly introduced ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award’, which will be conferred on five women in different categories every year. In a press release, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs today requested the interested designers to submit their respective designs to the Executive […]

Bangladesh marches ahead under leadership of Sheikh Hasina | Weekly Blitz

Bangladesh marches ahead under leadership of Sheikh Hasina | Weekly Blitz

Awami League Presidium Member Begum Matia Chowdhury said Bangladesh will continue marching ahead towards enlightenment and progress under the leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina defying all conspiracies. “Conspiracies are still going on. But all conspiracies will go in vain as we will obviously go ahead towards enlightenment under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership,” she […]

‘Long way to go’ before carbon accounting is fit for purpose – Farmers Weekly

© Tim Scrivener

Farmers have been told there is still “a long way to go” before the carbon trading market is fit for purpose as part of agriculture’s solutions to mitigate climate change. George Dunn, chief executive of the Tenant Farmers Association, said there is a big opportunity to monetise lower carbon farming, but the technology used to […]

Farmers Weekly Awards 2020: Lifetime Achievement Award – Farmers Weekly

© Charles Sainsbury-Plaice

It is 10 years since His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales launched the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF). What started as a personal “passion project” has grown in that decade to become one that has benefited thousands in rural communities. The charity provides more than £1m in grant and initiative funding every year, along with […]