Issue 26Mar 2024

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Unleashing the Potential of Agri-Tech

Written by Chris Fellows In the realm of agriculture, a technological revolution is underway, reshaping the landscape from traditional practices to cutting-edge innovations. This transformation, encapsulated by the term “agri-tech,” is not merely about mechanised machinery or futuristic drones; it represents a multifaceted evolution that spans the entire agricultural supply chain not just changes on …

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SFI funding brings precision promise

There are new payments to encourage the uptake of precision farming, and increasingly powerful platforms to implement it. Steve Butler, Agrovista precision specialist, examines some of the benefits on offer. Precision farming has been gaining traction on UK farms for the past 20 years, aiding crop production, farm efficiency, grower knowledge and ultimately, business profitability. …

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Use Analytics To Identify the Best Investments for Your No-Till Operation

Written by Noah Newman and published by No-Till Farmer, 30 January 2024 Clay Mitchell, no-tiller and co-founder of farmland venture capital firm Fall Line Capital, delivered a presentation at the 2024 National No-Tillage Conference on what no-tillers stand to gain from working with ag startups and new technologies. During the presentation, Clay questioned how to …

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Soil Association Exchange – Building business resilience through measurement

Ben Makowiecki, Agricultural Sustainability Director at Lloyds Bank, sets out the Bank’s ambition and actions in supporting Agricultural businesses to reach net zero. Building resilience is much talked about in UK agriculture. We all know the myriad pressures the industry is facing – from a changing climate, reduced government financial support, and a valid focus …

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Feeding the world or seeding unknowns?

New legislation now allows the growing of certain gene-edited crops in England. Professor Jonathan Jones, group leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, calls for a fresh approach to rules preventing the cultivation of GM crops. But Roger Kerr, chief executive at Organic Farmers & Growers urges caution over moves into new genetic technologies.