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FarmStart plots are long strips, rather than allotment-like squares

FarmStart offers new opportunities into farming

29 August 2014

It has been adopted enthusiastically in North America and now FarmStart, a programme which enables new growers to test their business in a low-risk environment, is beginning to take hold in the UK. Marie Claire Kidd reports.

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In Your Field

Steve Heard

Steve Heard: Only spring beans to go in harvest 2014 and drilling means some tricky maths

August 29, 2014

August bank holiday weekend and both combines are already back in the barn as we await just the final 20 hectares (50 acres) of spring beans which are not yet fit. I have to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic team (Matthew, Mark, Giles, Dave, Vaughan and Jason) whom have given everything to bring the harvest home in record time, and now they get a well-earned weekend off.

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Food Guru: Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish Video

24 July 2014

July’s FG Food Guru is machinery editor James Rickard, with impressive barbecue sirloin steak sandwiches and smoky relish.

Best of British cookery

Asparagus and pancettta bundles

Asparagus and pancettta bundles

July 25, 2014

These are a nice side dish but are also great served with hollandaise dip as a starter.

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Say no to sky lanterns

Printable A4 poster

Here at Farmers Guardian, we have created a printable A4 poster which can be put up to help get the message across to the public about the dangers of using sky lanterns.

Click here to DOWNLOAD and print your own copy.

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