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01Sep 20
Fernhill Farm Farm Profile

Fernhill Farm – Somerset, UK

Andy Wear, Jennifer Hunter and their two boys, Kyle and Seth, are first-generation farmers at Fernhill Farm, situated on the top of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, at the heart of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The family raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle and sheep on species-rich pasture. They are passionate about conservation, regenerative agriculture, rural skills and natural fibres. The farming practices…

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28Aug 20
Ivy House Farm Farm Profile

Ivy House Farm – Somerset, UK

Geoff and Kim Bowles raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW dairy cattle on pasture at Ivy House Farm in north-east Somerset. Geoff and Kim Bowles moved to the picturesque village of Beckington in 1982 and began farming a small herd of Friesian cows. As the price of milk continued to drop, they realised something had to make drastic changes in order to sustain the farm busines, so they decided to diversify.…

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18Aug 20

Britain At Breaking Point?

Over the coming weeks and months, American farmers and ranchers will probably hear a lot of apparent anti-U.S. farming reaction from the UK. On behalf of all British farmers, please don’t take it personally. The ‘B’ word In 2016, 51.89% of Britons voted to leave the European Union in what is now known as the Brexit referendum. Objectively, it is fair to say that most British farmers were more than a little ‘misled’ in the pre-election promises and predictions from…

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16Jun 20
Lords Seek To Allow Gene-editing In UK

Lords seek to allow gene-editing in UK ‘to produce healthy, hardier crops’ | Genetics | The Guardian

Reports in the Guardian suggest peers are planning to amend the Agriculture Bill at the House of Lords stage next month to allow gene editing of crops, potentially opening the door to the future gene editing of animals, too.   Wayne Copp Executive Director of AGW Europe and UK says: “As someone who has farmed sustainably for over 20 years, I know that many of my customers are seeking high-welfare, sustainable food that is also guaranteed ‘GM free’. And as…

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12Jun 20
Treen Farm Treen, Cornwall, UK Profile

Treen Farm – Treen, Cornwall, UK

Paula and Chris Hall raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Grassfed by AGW dairy cattle and laying hens on pasture at Treen Farm, near Land’s End, Cornwall. Treen Farm is a 150-acre fifth-generation dairy farm and runs their herd in a low-stress environment and outdoors on pasture. The farming practices at Treen Farm are not only better for the animals, but also for the wider environment. The cows are rotationally managed, grazing one section…

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