In light of Coronavirus ‘UK will need a new land army to feed the nation’ says CLA

a person in a field picking vegetables

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is calling on people to take up jobs on farms to save this year’s harvest

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 12:59pm

By Michael Sims with 6 readers' comments

‘We must take better care of ourselves’ says CLA Deputy President as mental health campaign launches

farmer standing in field and looking at the sky

Deputy President of the CLA says farmers are renowned for the care they give to their livestock and the attention they give their crops, but now is the time to better take care of themselves

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 8:47am

By Michael Sims with one comment

CLA Isle of Wight debate asks, ‘Can we farm profitably in harmony with nature?’

field of vegetables with sun flare

With proposed Agriculture and Environment Bills currently delayed, what should farmers be doing to plan for the future? This and similar questions will be covered in the debate

Monday, 6th January, 2020 10:38am

By Michael Sims

‘The idea that Brexit ends on 31 January is wrong’, say CLA President

caged hen

The Present of the CLA says the Government needs to earn the trust of rural communities by guarantee that UK farmers will not be undercut by cheap imports produced to lower standards

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:34pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

CLA calls on election candidates to back its Rural Powerhouse initiative

Michael Valenzia CLA

CLA launches Rural Powerhouse initiative to secure backing for rural economy and communities through General Election period and beyond

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 6:48am

By Michael Sims

Wildfire warning from CLA South East ahead of ‘bank holiday heatwave’

Fireman in front of a wildfire

With high temperatures forecast across the South East over the bank holiday weekend, the CLA issue an appeal to members of the public to be extra vigilant when out and about in the countryside.

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 10:45am

By Michael Sims

Wildfire warning from CLA South East, with advice from South East England Wildfire Group

wildfire roaring in the countryside

Recent wildfires in the south east region have seen more than 100 firefighters tackling an undergrowth blaze. Helpful advice is shared on how to prevent wildfires.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:07pm

By Michael Sims

Third of rural police forces lack dedicated strategy to combat £45m rural crime


The CLA is calling for rural police forces across England and Wales to implement its five recommendations to ensure they are ready to combat rural crime.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 9:07am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Royal Isle of Wight County Show winners announced

IOW award winners 2019

CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society celebrate rural life on the Isle of Wight at awards ceremony

Monday, 1st July, 2019 4:57pm

By Michael Sims

Time is running out to enter the CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society 2019 awards

County show

The awards will this year honour those who go the extra mile to support the rural economy, from food and drink producers to tourism businesses.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 10:23am

By Michael Sims

Nominations now open for prestigious rural awards

IOW award winners 2018

The CLA and the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society have announced the return of their prestigious awards celebrating rural work and life on the Island – and nominations are now open.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 12:23pm

By Michael Sims

CLA issues advice to dog owners during lambing season

Claire Bennett CLA

The CLA warn during lambing season that "livestock worrying" can have serious effects on animals including stress, injury, abortion and death, with several incidents reported in 2019 already.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 10:28am

By Michael Sims with one comment