Farmers get free waste advice

The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) has launched a free consultancy service for farmers in the UK in a bid to help them understand the potential opportunities for creating revenue and reducing greenhouse emissions. The process of anaerobic digestion breaks down waste and generates energy as a by-product. As simple as it sounds, ADBA […]

Barclays backs farmers with £100m renewables fund

Barclays has launched a £100 million fund for farmers investing in renewable energy. The British bank is opening the fund to solar, wind, and hydro projects in the UK. The bank research among 300 UK farmers found that nearly a third plan to invest in renewables, many within a year, to combat low commodity prices […]

Farmers cut bills by cutting pollution

Farmers who are reducing the risk of polluting nearby water reservoirs are also cutting their bills. The findings come ahead of a deadline for certain farmers, who work in areas with a high risk of pollution called Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs), to have up to six months’ storage for livestock slurry in place. Slurry and […]

Farmers targeted by £12m climate change research

The government has announced a £12.6m fund to examine how agriculture contributes to climate change. About 8% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions are from farming, but the way farming emissions are calculated fails to take into account the differences between different practices or the effects of innovative approaches and new policies that aim to […]