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Back Kent and UK farmers and growers plea to prospective parliamentary candidates

Contributed by editor on May 05, 2017 - 10:05 AM

 

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has set out five key policy challenges for prospective parliamentary candidates to adopt to Back British Farming ahead of the General Election.

 


Farmers' union warn of food price increases in Kent and the UK

Contributed by editor on Nov 25, 2016 - 11:30 AM

 

Warnings of rising food prices next year underline the need for a strong domestic food production system, says the NFU.



Unexploded bomb unearthed near Dover during East Kent ploughing match

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2016 - 05:45 PM

 

A bomb scare failed to spoil the fun as law firm Furley Page welcomed guests to its marquee at the 72nd East Kent Ploughing Match at Grange Farm, Mill Lane, Nonington, near Dover.

 


Back for 2015 with local produce and lots of new stalls at Sandgate Farmers Market

Contributed by editor on Jan 16, 2015 - 10:57 AM

This Saturday sees the first Sandgate Farmers' Market of 2015 - and organisers are really hoping to see lots of people from Folkestone and the surrounding area there too.



Mystery of green and yellow chequered fields above Folkestone revealed

Contributed by editor on May 27, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Following a report of chequered patterns appearing in fields of wheat off Elvington Lane and Crete Road West, local farmer, Nigel Snape has explained the phenomena is due to targeted spraying.



Thousands expected for East Kent Ploughing competition near Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Aug 27, 2013 - 12:40 PM

The annual East Kent Ploughing Match, which normally attracts over 4,000 visitors takes place this year on 25 September at Hardres Court Farm, Upper Hardres, near Canterbury.



Kent suffers dramatic loss of two thirds of its orchards

Contributed by editor on Jul 16, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Kent has seen a dramatic 65% reduction in the land given over to orchards and hop fields since the 1960s, according to the Kent Habitat Survey, published this week.


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