Isle of Wight debate: Are current planning policies bad for the Island?

Blueprints

An expert panel of speakers will debate the challenges and opportunities facing Island farmers and landowners later this month.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 5:09pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Post Brexit immigration rules will jeopardise rural businesses, says CLA President

isle of wight farm

The CLA say imposing an arbitrary minimum salary threshold puts at risk a variety of jobs across the agri-food sector, including some which require specialist skills.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 8:38am

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments

Fix 4G before focusing on 5G, says new Isle of Wight CLA Chair in pre-Brexit address

Laurence Taylor IOW

The Isle of Wight Chair of the CLA says the Government's talk of 5G rollout is "ludicrous when vast areas are still struggling with 4G". He talks more about that, and other issues facing farmers and land owners pre-Brexit.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 9:45am

By Michael Sims

Third of farmers plan to use less of their land for agriculture, reveals CLA

countryside

An exclusive CLA poll shows on the day of huge industry conference reveals that a third of farmers plan to use less of their land for agriculture.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 8:24am

By Michael Sims

New Isle of Wight CLA Chairman says rural world facing ‘greatest period of uncertainty for a generation’

Laurence Taylor IOW

New opportunities, as well as challenges await rural businesses who are facing great uncertainty says the new chairman of the Isle of Wight branch of the CLA.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 1:46pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Gold for Briddlesford at World Cheese Awards

Izzy, Debi, Julie with Cheddars

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight and beating 3,500 cheeses from 29 nations, Briddlesford Lodge Farm's cheddar came home with Gold!

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 8:20am

By Judi Griffin

Long-term funding commitment essential to farming and the environment CLA tell MPs

European flag in flowers

MPs were told this week that farmers need certainty on funding beyond the Government’s existing commitment to 2022 in order to have the confidence to adapt their businesses post-Brexit.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 10:26am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Farmers call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit funding, says CLA

isle of wight farm

The Agriculture Bill will have it second reading in Parliament next week. Farmers and landowner are calling for urgent clarity on post 2022 funding plans.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 4:22pm

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments

Another dog attack on sheep. This time in Niton

cheverton farm - sheep

A flock of sheep in Niton were left in a distressed state this morning after a dog was seen chasing them through the field. Two were discovered to have bloodied necks. The farm issue a warning for all to be vigilant.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 2:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Eight trophies for prizewinning Isle of Wight cows

Paul and Luke with Bluebell, one of the prizewinning cows

The Briddlesford Herd of pedigree Guernsey cows won eight trophies for milk production last week.

Monday, 10th September, 2018 9:24am

By Sally Perry

Importance of keeping countryside gates closed

sheep

If you're using footpaths or bridleways make sure gates are always closed. Don't assume because one is open that it's supposed to be.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office

A thriving farming economy post-brexit is critical to our future says Isle of Wight MP

Bob seely with NFU members

Seely has agreed to write to the Farming Minister in support of an Isle of Wight farming agenda, adding that farming is critical to our future.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 9:42am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments