Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
To many in farming, the phase natural capital is a vague one. It is generally used to refer to physical natural resources such as air, soils, water and living organisms, and the benefits they provide, such as fisheries, healthy soils and outdoor recreation.
Land used for renewable energy projects is expected to double over the next two decades as the business cases for solar, wind and bioenergy align with the agricultural industry’s aspirations to become net zero by 2040.
In Mid Wales, Myfanwy Evans is cooking up something a bit different on-farm. She runs a beef and sheep business in Snowdonia in partnership with her husband John, but has branched out to start a cookery school in a converted barn.
After decades of decline, hop growers in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are planting new yards and one grower has set up his own craft brewery. David Evington explores the resurgence of interest in hops.