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

Remember the Countryside Code if visiting rural areas during Coronavirus lockdown, says CLA

Woman walking her dog in the countryside

Amid the most recent Government lockdown advice, the CLA believe it could potentially lead to an increase in walkers in the countryside and shares a reminder about the Countryside Code

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 4:17pm

By Michael Sims

New group aims to connect Isle of Wight farmers with local communities and potential workforce

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A new Group which initially aims to connects farmers and a potential land army, "creating jobs and resilience to the Island's local food production" has launched on Facebook

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 9:03am

By Sally Perry with 4 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

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?’

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

4,500 litres of Isle of Wight milk sold in first five weeks: Now available from ten Island locations

Isle of Wight Milk processing plant at Briddlesford Dairy Farm - bottle of milk being held up outside the farm buildings

From next week Isle of Wight milk processed at Briddlesford Farm will be available in ten locations around the Island. Now longer lasting, the new milk will help protect the Island's heritage

Friday, 6th December, 2019 7:57am

By Sally Perry 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