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

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

tractor in wheat field by meric tuna on unsplash

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

Seaview Hotel Restaurant retains Michelin Bib Gourmand for five years running

tom bull head chef at seaview hotel

The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel was the first and so far the only venue on the Isle of Wight to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 8:02am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Hunt Forest Group win prestigious award at Royal Isle of Wight County Show

Staff from Hunt Forest Group standing in front of tractor to receive their award

The Royal IW County Show is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 award for the ‘Best Trade Stand’ at the event and a date for the Royal Isle of Wight County Show 2020.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 2:31pm

By Anna Stanley

Isle of Wight Ploughing Match returns for 120th time next month

Vintage tractor in field with other tractors working in distance

As well as the competition, there'll be plenty of stalls and a grand raffle with a chance to win lots of lovely local produce.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:42am

By Georgina Chapman

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

tractors

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

‘Designated Landscapes’ head reviewer visits Isle of Wight for talks

julian glover among the wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

The Independent Review covers National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and considers how housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved and boost habitats for wildlife.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment