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Projects to create new woodland, deliver natural flood risk management and improve water quality are among an initial 27 schemes to benefit from a new fund to drive private investment in nature, Defra and Natural England have announced.
Tree species, location, soil type and exposure to weather must be taken into account to ensure farmers are planting trees in the best place for long-term success while still recognising food production.
Farmers in the UK are going to come under ‘increasing pressure’ if they continue to ramp up food production unnecessarily, chairman of the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) Martin Lines has warned.
Green energy certificates were ‘closing the loop’ on renewable electricity produced by Arla farmers, boosting the price farmers receive for their power and helping the cooperative to reduce its carbon footprint.