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NFU Scotland Launches Scotch Beef “Shelfwatch”

The National Farmers Union Scotland is calling on consumers and retailers to increase their support for Scotch beef, and the farmers who produce it. Scottish beef farmers and crofters will continue to do our part to feed the nation with high quality and healthy beef despite challenging economic conditions, but we need to be supported […]

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Kent Food and Drink Conference 2019

If you’re looking to network with food and drink industry experts, discuss what the future of British produce may look like, chat about tech and much more, then the Kent Food and Drink Conference may just be perfect. The 2019 conference will be taking place Wednesday 1st May, but delegate tickets are already available, along […]

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Rural Business Awards’ 2019 National Winners Announced

Last night saw the Rural Business Awards’ national ceremony, showcasing the best of the British countryside with winners ranging from hot new brunch spots to the “perfect Hillside brew.” The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the successes of businesses operating in the UK’s rural economy, and last night’s ceremony was the culmination of a […]

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This is Wales: A St David’s Day Celebration of Welsh Produce

It seems social media campaigns are all the rage this year, with the Welsh Government promoting #ThisisWales for St David’s Day in order to help spread Welsh food and drink around the UK and the “Far East”. One of the larger, and more diverse, farm shops in the UK, Rhug Estate, is teaming up with […]

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Country Living Launches New Campaign to #KeepBritainFarming

Country Living has launched a new campaign, in partnership with the Prince’s Countryside Fund, that aims to help keep small family farms in the UK running. Through the campaign, #KeepBritainFarming, Country Living hopes to raise awareness about the challenges that farmers in the UK are now experiencing. There is a specific focus on small family-run […]

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The Red Lion: Guardian of Eggs

The symbol of the lion represents courage, nobility, royalty, strength and… runny eggs? The British Lion egg stamp has become so commonplace that most shoppers take it as a given, but, when you dig a little deeper, it has had a pretty profound impact. A red lion was first used on eggs in the 1950s […]

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Organics Sees Huge Growth in 2018

The UK Organics market has hit new highs after the seventh year of growth in a row. With the latest boost, it is now worth a whopping £2.33bn, a figure expected to grow to £2.5bn by 2020, according to Talking Retail. The organic market grew by 5.3% in 2018, which means it well outpaced the […]

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In The Spotlight: Church Farm Ardeley

Very few farms these days are “just farms”, with diversification being integral to modern rural businesses. Some choose to open campgrounds, others focus on farm shops and others still have onsite cafes and recreation areas. There are a select few, however, that decide to do it all and create farms so diverse that you never […]

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Farm Retailing Association Conference Returns for 2019

This month will see the return of the Farm Retailing Association annual conference, with a series of workshops, seminars and trade stands. The event will take place between Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th February at Oxford Belfry Hotel and is an opportunity for all those in farm retail to network and fain greater insight into how […]

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