Applications open for CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society rural awards

IOW award winners 2019

The CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society have relaunched their rural awards – don’t delay, nominate today

Friday, 11th September, 2020 10:55am

By Michael Sims with 3 readers' comments

Support Isle of Wight producers on Back British Farming Day, says MP

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By sourcing food locally, you will be supporting the local economy and embracing seasonal food, keeping food miles down and helping our farmers to manage the Island's rural environment, says IW Chair of NFU

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 8:46am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Buy Isle of Wight produce and see what it would do for the local economy

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This reader has a simple message - Buy Wight and help the economy grow

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Keith Richard with 5 readers' comments

Rural Business Awards reveals new format and extends Isle of Wight entries deadline

Best Rural Tourism Business. Winner Nettlecombe Farm. Emma Theunissen. Rural Business Awards. The Monastery Manchester. .

The Amazon-backed Rural Business Awards announces a new national format for 2020/21 – the only UK-wide awards dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 11:17am

By Rachel Reilly

Over one million people sign petition to protect British food standards

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Over one million people have now signed the NFU food standards petition, giving a clear signal to Government on future trade deals. Have you signed the petition?

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Back British farming and sign our petition, say Isle of Wight NFU

farmer standing in field and looking at the sky

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of food security and traceability The NFU urges people to protect our food standards as more than three quarters of a million sign its petition

Monday, 8th June, 2020 6:52pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 7 readers' comments

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs agrees to Isle of Wight visit

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The Isle of Wight MP said the Island Deal could include support for small-scale abattoirs or humane slaughter on farms, as well as milk storage, grain storage and vegetable box erectors on the Island

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

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

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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

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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

Royal boost for Isle of Wight tomato innovator

Prince Charles at the tomato stall

The Prince showed a keen interest in the sustainability measures the Arreton nursery has in place, such as harvesting rainwater to irrigate the crop and utilizing all-natural waste with the onsite composting facility

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:29pm

By Daniella Voisey

What will the impact of Brexit be on Isle of Wight Farmers? OnTheWight investigates

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Farming has a long-standing tradition on the Isle of Wight and a big part of keeping the Island beautiful. OnTheWight sought the views of a range of farmers on Brexit and their thoughts on the effect it might have on their livelihoods

Saturday, 19th October, 2019 10:08am

By Alex Varley-Winter with 6 readers' comments