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

Isle of Wight farm-stay wins prestigious award and heads to National final

Best Rural Tourism Business winner Tallulah Shepherdly from Nettlecombe Farm. Rural Business Awards, South East Ceremony. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Kent (

Congratulations to Nettlecombe Farm, who will now go on to represent the South East at the national final in February 2020

Friday, 25th October, 2019 9:08am

By Jodie Jones

New Isle of Wight Milk: A look around the facilities and all you need to know (video)

Carton of Isle of Wight being held outside briddlesford farm

Here’s the description (with pictures) of our tour around the facility, explaining the considerable bravery this has taken and details of what you’re supporting when you buy the new Isle of Wight Milk.

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 6:51pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

‘Dairy Innovator of the Year Award’ for Isle of Wight farmer

Paul Griffin receiving BFA award

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight, Paul Griffin from Briddlesford Lodge farm picked up Gold Award for the ‘Dairy Innovator of the Year’

Monday, 21st October, 2019 10:13am

By Judi Griffin with one comment

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

Isle of Wight Milk will protect heritage and ensure fair price for dairy farmers

Kaysie Reed Matt Elliott and Kirsty Lee SouthernCo-op Paul Griffin Jodie Reed and Mark Reed

New brand of milk launched as a way to protect the Island's heritage, ensure farmers get a fair price for their milk and to lessen the impact on the environment by reducing travel distances

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Petition launched to ban and remove ‘super trawlers’ from ‘UK waters’

The vessel FV Margiris in the water

Two 'super trawlers' have been moving around waters between Isle of Wight and Sussex over the last couple of weeks. A petition has been launched calling for them to be banned and removed

Friday, 11th October, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry 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

Armfuls of awards for Briddlesford’s pedigree Guernsey cows

Paul, James the dog and cows

At the prestigious awards held in Somerset, of the 16 classes, cows and bulls from the Briddlesford Lodge Farm Herd won seven, and took reserve in six classes.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 10:31am

By Judi Griffin