FARM ZONE

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TACKLING THE CHALLENGE OF SOIL COMPACTION

Last year’s government report on the state of the environment for soil drew attention to a number of soil-related, including soil compaction, issues which particularly concern the farming community. At Farm Zone, we have produced this blog post to inform Bright Maize...

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MY JOB IS: SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

An interview with Rod Crossley, Senior Technical Advisor at Bright Maize What is your day-to-day job at Bright Maize? I see my role as being a link between the farmer/farm manager and the maize seed producer. I spend a lot of time in the field, as it were, working...

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TRADING – TRADE TALKS KEEP FARMERS GUESSING

As the coronavirus crisis continues, it’s easy to forget that the UK government is in the middle of renegotiating its trading relationships with the rest of the world. The country finally leaves the European single market and customs union on December 31 (the end of...

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GEORGE BARHAM AND THE EXPRESS COUNTRY MILK COMPANY

In this second part of Farm Zone’s ‘pioneers in agriculture’ series, we look at the life of George Barham – founder of Express Dairies Express Dairies was, in its day, one of the biggest names in the business. Back when milk floats did the rounds, its distinctive blue...

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FARMING THROUGH CORONA-CRISIS

The coronavirus crisis raises many questions for farming and the wider agricultural community. For the immediate future, many farmers are worried. Can they keep working? Can they hire the labour that will be needed for rapidly approaching harvests? Are we going to be...

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TOM WILLIAMS AND THE 1947 AGRICULTURAL ACT

This is the first of a series of posts that Farm Zone will be writing in the coming months on pioneers in the agricultural sector. Each article will look at a significant player in British agriculture from recent history – some well known, some less so. This article...

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SPONSORING THE MAIZE CONFERENCE 2020

By Laura Drury – Commercial Manager, Bright Maize It was a great pleasure for Bright Maize to be able to sponsor Maize Conference 2020, the annual event organised by the Maize Growers’ Association which took place at Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel near Derby in...

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A CONVERSATION WITH NUNTON FARM DAIRY

What are the issues in dairy farming at the moment? And is diversification one of the solutions? At Farm Zone, we recently spoke to Nunton Farm Dairy – a key customer of Bright Maize – to find out. Nunton Farm Dairy is a 1,200 acre dairy operation near Salisbury run...

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