Seed crops boost birds

5:50pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A MASSIVE 40,000 acres of special wildlife seed crops are now being grown on farmland across the country, according to figures gathered through Defra and the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

Help tackle bird decline

4:50pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

THE Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is appealing to farmers and gamekeepers to boost efforts to help save the wild grey partridge which has suffered a massive 86 per cent decline over the past 40 years.

College welcomes new director of enterprise

3:50pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A NEW director of enterprise and entrepreneurship has taken up her post at Warwickshire College, which also includes Pershore College.

Ploughmen enjoy a ‘fantastic’ match

Evesham Journal: STRAIGHT FURROW: Hugo Hoyle, who won the best ploughman on the day.

11:00am Sunday 13th October 2013

TWENTY-seven ploughmen competed in the Moreton Show and Moreton Young Farmers Club Ploughing Committee match at Ken Brain’s champion Peters Farm, Broadway.

Courses offered to wildlife snappers

Evesham Journal: Courses offered to wildlife snappers

11:00am Thursday 4th July 2013

BUDDING wildlife photographers are being invited to hone their skills at wildlife photography workshops hosted by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

Bees and blooms keep pupils busy

Evesham Journal: Bees and blooms keep pupils busy

9:30am Thursday 4th July 2013

BEAUTIFUL blooms and buzzing bees kept youngsters from Fladbury CE First School busy.

Counting down to the start of show

12:00pm Friday 14th June 2013

THE countdown has begun for this year’s Moreton Show, the Cotswold spectacular to be held on Saturday, September 7.

House sparrows are top of the bird table

Evesham Journal: House sparrows are top of the bird table

2:00pm Thursday 13th June 2013

THE house sparrow has been named the most common bird in Worcestershire’s parks and gardens after more than 7,500 residents birdwatched for an hour at the end of January.

Breeding cows is a passion not a hobby on family farm

Evesham Journal: SALE: In the ring at Greville Hall Farm, Hinton-on-the-Green

12:00pm Thursday 13th June 2013

THE Miller family – Mike and Shan, sons Paul and Steve and twin daughters Amy and Katie – entertained 1,157 visitors to their Greville Hall Farm, Hinton-onthe- Green, for the RABDF NMR Gold Cup Open Day.

Help to improve quality of water

10:00am Thursday 18th April 2013

AN exciting new partnership is delivering a training session for people interested in helping to improve the quality of one of Worcestershire’s longest water courses.

Fun for all the family at show

Evesham Journal: ANIMAL MAGIC: Anya Cove with a new lamb.

12:30pm Thursday 11th April 2013

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed an action-packed family day out at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground.

Come and see lambs being born

Evesham Journal: Come and see lambs being born

9:30am Thursday 11th April 2013

THE lambing sheds at Overbury Farms will be open to visitors on Sunday (April 14) for the opportunity to see the spring crop coming into the world.

Owen, 23, continues college’s tradition

Evesham Journal: OVER TO YOU: Douglas Mackay hands over the mantle to Pershore College horticulture student Owen Groves.

9:00am Monday 8th April 2013

A GIFTED green-fingered student has reached the national final of a prestigious competition.

Countrytastic fun for family

Evesham Journal: A flashback to last April’s CountryTastic event, now in its sixth year.

9:13am Thursday 4th April 2013

THE ever-popular CountryTastic returns to the Three Counties Showground today (Thursday) with another day of countryside fun and mayhem all in the name of a good family day out.

We can trace ingredients right from farm to plate

Evesham Journal: TRACTOR: Darren Eden’s father Dave, front, with Dan Smart, middle, and Darren Emery.

1:00pm Thursday 14th March 2013

THE Angel Inn Hotel, based on the High Street in Pershore, is pleased to reassure customers that they know exactly what is in their dishes and can trace their ingredients right through from farm to plate as part of their commitment to using home grown and local produce.

Jenna’s no longer cooped up in office

Evesham Journal: CHICKEN LOVER: Jenna Jack has forged a new career.

11:00am Thursday 14th March 2013

JENNA Jack swapped her high heels for wellies and ditched the office for the open air when she hatched a new venture selling everything needed for keeping chickens in a back garden or allotment.

Help to count one of the UK’s most elusive birds

Evesham Journal: ELUSIVE: The woodcock.

11:00am Thursday 28th February 2013

AN appeal has gone out for keen-eyed volunteers to count one of the UK’s most elusive birds in the 2013 national woodcock survey being organised by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the British Trust for Ornithology.

Early interest that bodes well for show

2:00pm Thursday 14th February 2013

EARLY demand for trade stand space augurs well for the September 7 Moreton Show.

Encouraging rare butterfly

Evesham Journal: RARE: The brown hairstreak butterfly. Picture by Les Evans

10:00am Thursday 14th February 2013

ONE of Worcestershire’s rarest butterflies will benefit from a combined effort at a community planting day this weekend.

Give wildlife hand during the winter

9:30am Friday 1st February 2013

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust is urging people to give wildlife a helping hand through the winter – a hard time with natural food resources getting harder to find.

Snowdrops almost in bloom

Evesham Journal: Snowdrops almost in bloom

1:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013

VISITORS to Batsford Arboretum will soon be able to see a pretty spread of snowdrops as the weather heads nearer to spring.

Farming ‘on crest of wave’

11:30am Thursday 31st January 2013

TWO leading national figures in the farming world and a full house made the prestigious Pershore Conference last Thursday one of the best ever.

Farmers receive blessing at service

1:00pm Thursday 24th January 2013

A SPECIAL service was held by Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show Society at St Mary’s Church, Ilmington, for the blessing of the plough, milk churn and livestock.

We’re not all just like Farmer Giles

10:49am Thursday 24th January 2013

A WORCESTERSHIRE farmer is featuring on a new Channel 4 series about the farming industry seen through the eyes of the younger generation.

Wild grey partridge is making a comeback

Evesham Journal: ICON: The grey partridge

1:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013

ONE of the leading icons of the countryside – the wild grey partridge – recently described as one of our most rapidly declining farmland birds, is fighting back and showing an 81 per cent increase on land that is being specifically managed for the species.

Young farmer Henry set for his TV debut

Evesham Journal: DISPELLING THE STEREOTYPES: Henry Crudge is to appear on a TV show. Picture by Richard Ansett, Channel 4.

10:18am Thursday 17th January 2013

A CHIPPING Norton farmer is featuring on a new Channel 4 series about the farming industry seen through the eyes of the younger generation.

Bill's 25 years as Grower's chairman

11:40am Wednesday 19th December 2012

THE man who led the remodelling of Littleton and Badsey Growers and turned it into a thriving modern business has completed 25 years as chairman.

Could you take photos for calendar?

9:30am Wednesday 19th December 2012

PHOTOGRAPHERS across Worcestershire are being invited to enter an annual photography competition to raise funds for wildlife.

Turkeys for our troops

7:00am Wednesday 19th December 2012

INJURED British soldiers will tuck into a home-grown, farmreared turkey dinner this Christmas, thanks to Worcestershire farmers.

Big prices for dinky Dexters at major sale

12:20pm Saturday 1st December 2012

A JOINT Breeders Production Sale of Dexter cattle at Worcester enjoyed nothing short of a flying trade in all sections.

Conference hears vote of confidence in British farmers

10:20am Saturday 1st December 2012

ONE of the major strengths of the UK agricultural industry was having the best farmers in the world, Jon Duffy, of Frontier Agriculture, told delegates at the Malvern Farming Conference at the Three Counties Showground.

Bird boxes and a bench donated to gravel pit reserve

8:00am Thursday 29th November 2012

EQUIPMENT donated to the nature reserve at Broadway Gravel Pit, managed by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, will benefit both wildlife and visitors.

Planting season is causing concerns

10:30am Saturday 24th November 2012

FARMERS are weathering one of the toughest planting seasons in living memory which could see food prices rise next year, writes Richard Vernalls.

Farm Park to stay open until Christmas

Evesham Journal: Mandy Hall giving a demonstration of wool spinning.  46175502.

1:30pm Friday 23rd November 2012

VISITORS to the Cotswold Farm Park can enjoy the popular attraction for a little longer this year.

Banding together to tackle pollutant

10:30am Friday 23rd November 2012

A PARTNERSHIP between the NFU, Environment Agency and farmers is looking to tackle the problems of a damaging water pollutant.

Young farmer shows promise

1:30pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

ROBERT Gilder has been named Most Promising Young Farmer by the Gloucestershire Root Fruit & Grain Society.

Mix business with pleasure at farm event

10:30am Thursday 22nd November 2012

FARMERS are invited to mix business with pleasure at the Farmer Event taking place at Evesham Countrywide store on Wednesday, December 5.

Take a leaf out of this farm’s book

Evesham Journal: DEMONSTRATION FARM: From left: Jake Freestone (farm manager), Penelope Bossom (farm owner), Mark Tufnell (local farmer), Caroline Drummond (LEAF).

4:00pm Thursday 15th November 2012

KEY figures from the agricultural industry were invited to the latest LEAF demonstration farm in Overbury.

Ten-year broadband battle for rural areas

1:00pm Thursday 15th November 2012

THE CLA has launched a rural broadband policy paper to mark its 10 years of lobbying on the issue.

Deadly ash tree disease heads for Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: WOODLAND WOE: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust officer Harry Green in Tiddesley Wood, Pershore, where ash trees could be badly hit by the chalara disease. Picture by Paul Jackson. (45172501)

4:50pm Saturday 10th November 2012

AS the ash disease outbreak blighting trees around the country creeps ever closer to Worcestershire there are fears for the future of historic woodland scenes such as this at Tiddesley Wood, near Pershore.

New police chiefs urged to focus on crime in country

Evesham Journal: MESSAGE: Caroline Bedell, the Midlands director of the Countryside and Landowners Association.

10:13am Thursday 8th November 2012

CLA Midlands has launched a manifesto calling for candidates for the new Police and Crime Commissioner roles to put rural crime high on their agendas.

Conference will face up to farming future

Evesham Journal: SPEAKER: Dr Alan Renwick.

10:00am Friday 2nd November 2012

FARMERS and rural business leaders are to be given the opportunity to discuss the influential Oxford Farming Conference report at the Three Counties Agricultural Society’s annual farming conference on Thursday, November 15.

Vegetable love should grow

Evesham Journal: From left are Darren Smith (Scott Farms International), Jonathan Kelly (Spiers & Hartwell), Stan Smith (Scott Farms International) and Simon Hobbs (Scott Farms International) with one of the new Love Sweet Potatoes lorries.

3:10pm Thursday 1st November 2012

THE UK’s leading sweet potato grower and importer has hit the roads with an award-winning consumer campaign.

Special help for farmer’s friend

11:10am Thursday 1st November 2012

A LANDSCAPE-scale study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in collaboration with the RSPB will provide crucial information that will help improve the Government scheme that pays farmers to put in special wildlife measures to help lapwings.

Speaking up for woodland

1:00pm Thursday 25th October 2012

SPEAKING up for woodland across the country are a group of dedicated volunteers willing to share their love of trees.

‘Eye in the sky’ keeping farmer on track

Evesham Journal: ACCURACY: The RTK guidance system in use near Pershore.

10:00am Thursday 25th October 2012

A SATELLITE circling high above the earth is helping a farmer save time and money by keeping him on the right track.

Green farm will be good example

Evesham Journal: DEMONSTRATION: Overbury Farms launched as a LEAF farm. From left: Caroline Drummond, chief executive of LEAF, Jake Freestone, farm manager, and Penelope Bossom, farm owner. 41150901.

10:53am Thursday 18th October 2012

COTSWOLD farmer Mark Tufnell planted an oak tree in the parkland of Overbury Farms on Bredon Hill to mark its launch as a LEAF demonstration farm.

Charity ploughing and shooting

Evesham Journal: Charity ploughing and shooting

2:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012

MEMBERS of Pershore and Upton NFU raised £600 for the farming charity RABI at a sponsored ploughing match.

Hayloft’s website is mobile-friendly

1:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012

AFTER launching a new website earlier this year, Hayloft Plants, of Pensham, near Pershore, has gone a step further and launched a mobile-friendly version.

Overbury joins select group of country’s farms

9:46am Thursday 11th October 2012

OVERBURY Farms on Bredon Hill has been selected to become the latest LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Demonstration Farm.

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