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Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt

Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt
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, Renewable Energy
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, Renewable Energy
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...
04-05-2011 12:46 PM | CLA, News
Govt would score 'own goal' with Localism Bill, say CLA
The CLA today said proposals in the Government’s Localism Bill will increase red tape for land-based businesses and discourage landowners from p...
08-04-2011 11:26 AM | Grassland, Crops, CLA, Dairy, Organic, Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Lancashire herd lifts yields by 900 litres despite cutting feed inputs
A big increase in silage dry matter intakes on a Lancashire dairy farm has lifted milk production by 900 litres a cow and enabled feed costs to be cut...
16-03-2011 16:55 PM | CLA, News
Permissive access valued as much as educational access
The CLA have said it welcomed Defra’s decision to continue annual revenue payments for some educational access visits within Higher Level Stewar...
04-02-2011 08:11 AM | CLA, News
Rural economy needs healthy routes to thrive
The CLA in the North is warning that a combination of rising fuel costs, the threat of reduced bus services, a poor and expensive rail network, and la...
17-01-2011 15:37 PM | CLA, News
Localism Bill must support growth countryside
The CLA today said the Coalition Government’s proposed Localism Bill must do more to help deliver economic growth in rural communities. The A...
17-01-2011 15:06 PM | Education, CLA, News
Scrapping EMA will hit rural students hardest
The CLA in the North has expressed concern over the proposed scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) from next September. The allowance...
14-01-2011 15:38 PM | CLA, News
Victory on council seizures of private property
A law allowing councils to seize private homes left empty for more than six months is set to be changed – after CLA lobbying on the issue. The Gov...
20-10-2010 16:09 PM | CLA, News
CLA broadband victory in spending review
The CLA today celebrated victory for its rural broadband campaign as the Government announced £530 million of funding to roll-out a superfast broadban...
20-10-2010 16:08 PM | CLA, News, Renewable Energy
CLA relieved at government renewable heat offer
The CLA today expressed relief over the Government’s offer of support for renewable heat by honouring the commitment for the Renewable Heat Ince...
19-10-2010 13:37 PM | CLA, News
No 'home sweet home' on the farm, says CLA
The CLA today said a Government plan to make it easier for farmers to convert agricultural buildings into houses is just part of the solution in helpi...
19-10-2010 13:30 PM | CLA, News
CLA 'relieved' at axing of Severn Barrage plan
The CLA today welcomed the announcement that the large-scale tidal barrier proposed for the River Severn has been cut by the Government. CLA Deputy...
19-10-2010 13:30 PM | CLA, News
Don't forget rural-urban digital divide, says CLA
The CLA today issued a reminder not to forget the rural-urban digital divide during Get Online Week. The Association warned that businesses and com...
15-10-2010 13:07 PM | CLA, News
New coastal path 'waste of money' says CLA
The CLA today said the plan to roll out the All-England coastal path on the South West coast followed by five further areas across the country was an ...
13-10-2010 08:20 AM | CLA, News
Funding wildlife must not burden rural businesses
The CLA today sounded a note of caution about RSPB proposals for new taxes to protect the environment. The Association said that the plans – in a r...
04-10-2010 08:32 AM | CLA, News
‘Best managed farm’ under threat
The CLA says that unless flood defences are maintained at least to a minimum level, the winners of Westmorland County Agricultural Society’s Bes...
16-09-2010 17:20 PM | NFU, CLA, News
BCPC concerns over threats to the ACP and PRC
BCPC, along with the CLA, FPC and NFU is supporting the CPA in highlighting concerns raised in a recent letter to the Secretary of State, the Rt. Hon ...
21-08-2010 13:52 PM | CLA, News
CLA helps define cost-effective sea defences
The CLA has published a report to help find practical answers to tackling coastal management and sea-level rise on England’s East Coast. The ...
11-08-2010 16:43 PM | CLA, News, Renewable Energy
Home-grown biofuel best says CLA
The CLA urged the Government to guarantee biofuels imported from outside the UK meet the high environmental standards demanded from inside the UK. ...
04-08-2010 10:49 AM | CLA, News
Grocery Code Adjudicator to improve business - CLA
The CLA enthusiastically welcomed the Government’s decision to create the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to monitor and enforce the Groceries ...
04-08-2010 10:41 AM | CLA, News
Farmers voice flood concerns to Environment Agency
Farmers and landowners put flood concerns direct to Environment Agency policy makers at CLA event Farmers and landowners likely to be affected by c...
26-07-2010 06:28 AM | CLA, News, Renewable Energy
Biotechnology 'inevitable' says CLA
The state of the countryside half a century from now was the theme today (Saturday, 24 July 2010) of the CLA Deputy President’s Debate at The CL...
23-07-2010 11:32 AM | CLA, Poultry, News
Gamebird code a 'victory' say CLA
The CLA has welcomed the Government’s redrafted "Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes", laid before Parlia...
21-07-2010 12:01 PM | CLA, News
England need to relax planning laws - CLA
The CLA welcomed the Welsh Assembly Government’s announcement on planning guidance, designed to boost the rural economy and increase the provisi...
Fisher German promote renewable energy to over 2000 farmers and landowners
Fisher German is at the forefront of a major drive to inform farmers and landowners of their options when considering renewable energy. This has inclu...
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