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Truss attacks on solar farms 'misguided'

Truss attacks on solar farms 'misguided'
24-05-2013 10:03 AM | CLA, News
Don't blame farmers for wildlife losses, says CLA
The CLA said today it is wrong to place the blame on farmers for the loss of wildlife - in response to the newly released conservation report State of...
15-03-2013 10:42 AM | Organic, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable
English farmers at risk, CAP coalition warns government
The largest ever coalition of British farming organisations has today warned the Government that English farmers could be treated unfairly under new C...
07-03-2013 14:57 PM | Cereal, CLA, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat prices fall to lowest levels since June
Soycomplex Nearby beans closed lower with deferred months higher in positioning and book squaring ahead of Friday's USDA report. That is expected t...
23-01-2013 14:18 PM | CLA, News, Property News
Amend Growth and Infrastructure Bill, says CLA
The CLA is calling for amendments to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill to rural-proof economic development and ensure the long-term sustainability of...
02-11-2012 15:23 PM | CLA, Forestry, News
CLA urges public to look for dieback in ash trees
The CLA has urged the public to look for cases of ash dieback and is working with the Forestry Commission to compile a spotter's guide. Chalara fra...
22-10-2012 15:35 PM | CLA, Forestry, News
CLA calls for import ban to stop ash tree disease
The CLA has called on the government to ban all imports of ash plants and seeds to halt the spread of an ash tree disease. The disease, Chalara fra...
11-09-2012 13:33 PM | CLA, News, Property News
Natural England 'must follow Defra's advice on coastal access'
Natural England must stick to Defra’s recommendations when rolling out future coastal access so the problems experienced by landowners in the first ph...
24-08-2012 08:16 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Montague Report 'brings focus onto newly built private lets'
Institutional investors could fund the building of private housing for rent, a report for the government by Sir Adrian Montague has said. Montague...
08-08-2012 10:35 AM | Crops, News, NFU, Produce, Property News, Cattle, Cereal, CLA
Low confidence is damaging rural economy
Rural businesses are facing a significant drop in confidence and investment, according to the Second Quarter findings of the Rural Economy Index. C...
02-07-2012 16:59 PM | CLA, News
Government could miss 2015 broadband deadlines
The CLA has warned that the Government could miss deadlines to provide superfast broadband of at least 24 megabits per second (mbps) for 90 percent of...
02-07-2012 10:33 AM | CLA, News
Listing community assets jeopardises rural philanthropy, says CLA
The CLA has warned that allowing communities to register privately owned playing fields or village halls as a “community asset” would jeopardise the l...
20-06-2012 18:06 PM | CLA, News
CLA lobbies MEPs in Brussels on CAP reform
The CLA’s Deputy President and Vice-President this week lobbied senior Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) r...
13-06-2012 09:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Feed and Forage, Grassland, News, NFU
CAP reforms would damage UK competitiveness - NFU
Following a trip to Strasbourg to meet with key MEPs involved with the CAP reform process, farming unions have said the greening measures being propos...
12-06-2012 12:41 PM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, Renewables
Danes put CAP reform on right track, says CLA
The Danish Presidency's statement on the progress of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform negotiations highlighted the impact of lobbying by Europe...
11-06-2012 11:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Grassland, News, NFU, Property News
Farming groups lobby over CAP reforms
Farming associations are stepping up the intensity of their lobbying efforts to put CAP reform proposals back on track by holding a series of high-lev...
15-03-2012 14:04 PM | CLA, News, Renewables
CLA lobbying success for on-farm renewables
The CLA today said the Government had shown its commitment to cutting red tape and simplifying the planning system by allowing on-farm renewable proje...
15-03-2012 07:28 AM | CLA, Property News, News
Universal broadband ’essential’ for rural areas - CLA
The CLA has told the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications that the Government needs to provide a Universal Service Obligation for broadba...
CLA welcomes gov’t pledge to ’free-up’ farming
The CLA today welcomed the Government’s pledge to "free-up" farming following the publication of its response to the Farming Regulation Task For...
War Horse farm receives donation from charity trusts
A charity founded by War horse author Michael Morpurgo has received the first in a series of annual £10,000 donations from the CLA Charitable Trust – ...
08-02-2012 17:33 PM | CLA, Machinery and Equipment, News
Gov’t push on metal theft ’welcome’ - CLA
The CLA today welcomed the confirmation by two Government ministers of a clampdown on metal theft by taking the cash out of the system and introducing...
26-01-2012 16:17 PM | CLA, News
Natural England’s coastal access plan ’unnecessary’
The CLA today said the Government’s plan to boost access along the coastal path at Dorset’s Weymouth Bay is "unnecessary" because adequate...
26-01-2012 16:15 PM | CLA, News
Government moves on scrap metal theft following CLA campaign
The Government today announced its intention to change the law to clamp down on scrap metal theft in the wake of the CLA’s "Scrap the Cash" camp...
26-01-2012 14:43 PM | CLA, News, Renewables
Climate change offers opportunities for farmers, says CLA
The CLA has said the Government’s first ever Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) published today will help land-based businesses adapt to clim...
26-01-2012 12:22 PM | CLA, News
Climate change offers opportunities for farmers and land managers
The CLA has said the Government’s first ever Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) published today will help land-based businesses adapt to clim...
03-01-2012 15:36 PM | CLA, News
CLA writes to Huhne backing battle against climate change
The CLA has written to Secretary of State for Climate Change Chris Huhne explaining why European landowners support a 30 percent cut in greenhouse gas...
22-12-2011 11:32 AM | CLA, News, Renewables
CLA calls for an end to uncertainty for renewable energy
The CLA has called on the Government to end the uncertainty facing the renewable energy sector after a High Court decision ruled that changes to the F...
21-12-2011 17:00 PM | CLA, News
Select Committee recommendation leaves door open for the countryside
The CLA said the economic well-being of the countryside has been given a fighting chance of survival following the recommendation that the "presumpti...
09-12-2011 13:52 PM | CLA, News
Report Christmas rubbish to clamp down on illegal waste, says CLA
The CLA today warned landowners to report waste dumped illegally in gateways, fields and hedgerows over the Christmas season so local police forces ca...
08-12-2011 15:01 PM | CLA, News
CLA calls on Government to safeguard water for agriculture
The CLA has called for assurance that water for agriculture and land management will be safeguarded due to changes proposed for the water abstraction ...
06-12-2011 15:22 PM | CLA, News
Take cash out of scrap
The CLA has launched a campaign to get cash taken out of scrap metal dealing to help prevent the increase of metal theft from rural businesses and com...
06-12-2011 10:54 AM | CLA, News
Build more on-farm reservoirs to combat water shortage
The CLA today said rising levels of drought across Britain could be prevented by building more on-farm reservoirs. Ahead of the White Paper on Wat...
30-11-2011 17:39 PM | CLA, News
CLA welcomes heritage reform proposals
The CLA has welcomed proposals to improve the struggling heritage protection system, announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (...
29-11-2011 17:35 PM | CLA, News
Raft of rural measures in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement get thumbs up from CLA
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement delivers hope to the countryside by stimulating the rural economy with a promise to reform the planning system...
29-11-2011 17:19 PM | CLA, News
Government action on metal theft welcome but cash needs to be taken out of scrap
The Government’s plan to establish a ’5million national taskforce to tackle metal theft is welcome, the CLA said today (29 November 2011) ...
29-11-2011 14:02 PM | CLA, News
’Active Farmer’ and payment capping should be dropped from CAP reform plan, CLA President tells Westminster summit
CLA President Harry Cotterell today told the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum that the European Commission’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) ...
11-11-2011 09:24 AM | Appointments, CLA, News
CLA elects new President
The CLA have elected Harry Cotterell as its President. Harry, who owns and manages a traditional family estate in Herefordshire, was voted into the...
28-10-2011 09:09 AM | CLA, News
Satellite technology to connect rural communities to fast broadband service
The CLA and Hughes Europe are to host a demonstration in Hampshire of how satellite technology can provide rural communities who struggle to connect t...
28-10-2011 09:08 AM | CLA, Forestry, News
CLA urges Government to back forestry regulation review
The CLA has urged the Government to accept the recommendations made in the Forestry Regulation Task Force report published today (27 October) and ensu...
30-09-2011 21:36 PM | CLA, News
CLA welcomes updated gun guidance
The CLA today welcomed the Government’s decision to block a proposal that would make applying for a shot gun licence as strict as applying for ...
01-09-2011 17:34 PM | CLA, News
Don't let facts become a casualty of the information age
The CLA in the North says that a recently overheard conversation when someone asked for advice and was given a completely misleading answer, combined ...
15-08-2011 11:01 AM | CLA, News
Localism Bill clashes with spirit of Big Society, says CLA
The CLA today (15 August) said the Government’s summary of responses to its consultation on proposals for Community Right to Buy and Assets of C...
29-07-2011 13:48 PM | Appointments, CLA, News
Midland solicitor elected onto CLA committee
A Midland solicitor has been elected to serve on a high profile advisory committee which helps shape government legislation affecting landowners, farm...
23-07-2011 15:23 PM | CLA, News
CLA rewards gamekeepers and riverkeepers for long service
Seven gamekeepers and riverkeepers who have worked on country estates and rivers for a combined total of more than 300 years were awarded the CLA Long...
13-07-2011 11:15 AM | CLA, Shows and Events, News
CLA to crown local champion hero at The CLA Game Fair
A local food champion is to be honoured at The CLA Game Fair 2011 for making an outstanding contribution to local and regional food in Britain. The C...
05-07-2011 12:07 PM | CLA, News
Falcon sculpture for sale at CLA Game Fair charity auction
The CLA Charitable Trust is to auction a contemporary fine art sculpture of a falcon valued at nearly £8,000 during a fundraising event at The CLA Gam...
30-06-2011 11:33 AM | CLA, News
CLA lobbying pays off in maintained CAP budget for land managers
The CLA today said its lobbying work in Brussels to maintain the budget for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has paid off as the European Commissi...
29-06-2011 08:27 AM | CLA, Forestry, News
Government support for forestry welcome
The CLA today welcomed the Forestry Commission’s Woodfuel Implementation Plan to boost the woodfuel sector with funding to encourage better wood...
25-05-2011 14:03 PM | CLA, News
More delays for supermarket ombudsman, says CLA
The CLA today said the publication of the Government’s draft Groceries Adjudicator Bill could mean a supermarket ombudsman will not be in place ...
24-05-2011 15:56 PM | CLA, News
Planning policy 'too cautious' for rural economy - CLA
The CLA today said a draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is too cautious for the needs of the rural economy. The Association said whil...
12-05-2011 13:52 PM | CLA, News, Renewables
Reduce solar investment risk says CLA
The CLA today said the Government must take action to reduce the risk of investment for large-scale solar and anaerobic digestion projects following t...
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