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  • Delayed new crop potato harvest boosts price index

    Tight supplies of last year’s potato crop and delays in planting this year’s are factors behind the AHDB Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) price being the highest ever recorded at this point in the season.

  • Ella hosts party to support potatoes consumer push

    High-profile food blogger Ella Mills, better known online as Deliciously Ella, recently hosted an exclusive supper party at her London deli to demonstrate the variety of creative ways to cook with potatoes. Part of the Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side campaign, co-funded by AHDB Potatoes, the event was aimed at journalists and media commentators. It is part of a push to encourage young women...

    20 July 2016

  • Analysis: Action needed to preserve the nation's soils

    Farmers Weekly Everyone loves a good headline – and recent reports on the state of the nation’s soil have provided some rich pickings. “Only 100 harvests left in UK farm soils”, “APPG uncovers more dirt on UK soils”, “Drought could degrade best agricultural land by 2050s” – these are just some of the headlines to have graced the pages of Farmers Weekly in recent months. But what is the real cause...

  • Estate secures arable future with whole farm approach

    Farmers Weekly Overhauling the arable side of an estate using integrated farm management principles has helped secure its long-term future, by creating a more sustainable system. A more diverse rotation and a focus on soil health are the two most obvious signs of the new approach being taken at Sir Richard Sutton Ltd, a mixed farming estate at Stainton le Vale, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire....

  • Landowners tackle soil health in tenancy deals

    Farmers Weekly Scientists have warned the UK has only 100 harvests left in its soils due to intensive farming. Perhaps it is no surprise then that landlords are beginning to address soil health in tenancy agreements. Soil is the building block of all farming and critical to biodiversity. Yet scientists have warned that basic nutrients are in sharp decline across vast tracts of agricultural land....