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The EA-funded farm group bringing people together to improve sustainability

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The Environment Agency (EA) have funded a project to engage and work with farmers in the Upper Roding Catchment. We’ve worked in collaboration with the project lead, environmental charity Thames21, and the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne (RBI) Catchment Partnership to …

Farming rules for water: The importance of Nutrient Management Planning in farming

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Following last week’s blog about soil testing, we’re now looking at another area where we often find issues during a farm inspection – nutrient management planning. Around 30% of farms we inspected last year weren’t able to provide evidence of …

Why plastics used on farms is worth talking about

Since Blue Planet II there has been increasing awareness of the amount of plastic we use and it littering our land, rivers and seas but I doubt many people have thought about the plastics that are used on farms being illegally exported to countries all over the world! I certainly hadn’t until I joined the Environment Agency’s (EA) newly established Plastics and Sustainability team in 2018 inspiring positive behaviour change within the agricultural sector.