Bob Seely tells News OnTheWight why he voted against the Lords’ amendment to Agricultural Bill that others worry will reduce UK food standards

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The Isle of Wight MP came under fire this week for how he voted in relation to post-Brexit food standards in the UK. Here are the reasons Bob said he voted against it and some of the reasons why others are worried about standards being undermined

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Don’t miss chance to enter rural entrepreneurs in Rural Business Awards

Best Rural Tourism Business. Winner Nettlecombe Farm Emma Theunissen

The awards are organised by rural businesses for rural businesses, to celebrate the achievements of rural companies and develop a strong network for rural business owners

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 11:58am

By Rachel Reilly

Grants of up to £12,000 for innovative farming equipment: Isle of Wight farmers urged to apply

innovative weather station used in farming

Isle of Wight MP encourages Island farmers to consider how new equipment could help to improve their efficiency and take a look at the grants available to them

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:35am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Letter: UK must legislate to guarantee we maintain British food standards

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This reader says a 'promise' or commitment to protect British food standards is insufficient and easily broken or ignored

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 3:17pm

By Mark Lansbury with 2 readers' comments

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

isle of wight tomatoes on vines in green house

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

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