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Jonathan Powell, Agribusiness Relationship Manager for Clydesdale Bank, has been nominated, along with his wife Ruth, for Farmer of the Year in the Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming awards.
Farmers say this idyllic image of British agriculture could be under threat as they are forced to plough up more land due to a controversial new scheme set up to protect the environment.
Jo Scamell, from Ground Level Nutrition Ltd, had some practical and thought provoking advice for UK dairy farmers at the recent OMSCo Positive Dairying conference held in Birmingham.
Decisions on three planning applications relating to a biogas plant and neighbouring pig farm in Fraddon have been delayed.
Telecoms giant BT is to be questioned about poor broadband speeds in the county's rural areas at a public meeting.
Dog owners have been urged to keep their pets under control after a spate of fatal attacks on sheep in the Forest of Dean.