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NEWS FEED: Farming

New Agriculture Bill: South Downs National Park response

September 12th, 2018

Defra has announced the introduction of a new Agriculture Bill to parliament today (12 September 2018), setting out proposals for post-Brexit legislation for farming in the UK. Andrew Lee, SDNPA Director for Countryside & Policy, comments on Government’s new Agriculture Bill. “Public money should be used for public good and the new Agriculture Bill is […]

Watch: Meet the farmers who care for your National Park

August 30th, 2018

“We want to introduce ourselves to the people who enjoy spending time here and end the perception that farmers are old-fashioned or unapproachable.” Dominic Gardner is part of a network of National Park farmers staring in short films about their work. “Being a farmer makes you very aware that we’re only here for a short […]

Research on crops to protect South Downs water

August 6th, 2018

Research funded through the Brighton ChaMP partnership shows that farmers who plant different crops can help reduce nitrogen pollution in South Downs National Park water. The South Downs’ rivers and aquifers are an integral part of the South Downs landscapes, relied on by 1.2 million people as well as the wildlife that lives here. But […]

Discover farmers’ stories in the South Downs this summer

June 8th, 2018

Visitors to the South Downs National Park will get a unique insight into the lives of six local farmers this summer thanks to an innovative trail of ‘watching & listening posts’ linked to short films about their work. The films will be previewed at Lee Farm Open Day on Sunday 24 June. Twelve posts will […]

New Farmer Group for the Rother Valley

March 26th, 2018

The Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT), the organisation that helps to protect and enhance the Rivers Rother and Arun and wider catchment has announced that the recent Rother Valley Farmer Group (RVFG) application to the Natural England Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has been successful. The development of the RVFG bid was funded through money raised […]

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