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Co-op serves up £2.5bn for UK farming

Co-op serves up £2.5bn for UK farming

The Co-op has unveiled a new five point plan to support British farming, with a commitment to source £2.5bn worth of UK farmed products.

Open Farm Sunday is just around the corner...

Open Farm Sunday is just around the corner...

Open Farm Sunday is just a few weeks away and it's a great opportunity to meet your local farmer and see where your food comes from!

Beaver reintroduction - what's the story?

Beaver reintroduction - what's the story?

Conservationists are celebrating the trial reintroduction of the European beaver into parts of Scotland and Devon. But can our countryside support these new animal populations?

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Top three reasons to be proud of the British Countryside

Bags of sugar produced
in the UK in a year:

2.3
billion

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British cheese produced by our dairy farmers in one year:

443,000 tonnes

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Number of spines on
an adult hedgehog:

5,000 spines

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Your chance to visit a farm for free

Your chance to visit a farm for free

On June 11th, hundreds of British farmers up and down the country are giving you the chance to visit their farm for FREE as part of an initiative called Open Farm Sunday.

Support farming this general election

Support farming this general election

Find out how to play your part to make sure British food and farming are at the top of the political agenda.

British farmers: Proud to produce your food and win a £50 voucher

British farmers: Proud to produce your food and win a £50 voucher

If you've been taking part in National Walking Month this May, you may have seen farmers flying the flag for British produce with one of the NFU's giant field banners, plus a chance to win a £50 voucher.

NFU launches manifesto for farming and the countryside

NFU launches manifesto for farming and the countryside

Rural crime, fly-tipping, high speed broadband and British food all feature in the NFU's General Election Manifesto.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – the June edition


A natural childhood: Discover ways to engage your children in the great outdoors


The ghosts of the past: The history of Chatsworth House as seen through the wardrobe doors


The Guardian of the ground: Meet Andrew Copper, clerk of the course at Sandown Park and Epson racecourses


Get active together: Lorna Maybery gets adventurous on a family activity break in Lincolnshire


Field to fork: How one community celebrates their local food and farming culture


Raspberry parade: Meet the summer fruit grower and try some delicious raspberry recipes


Plus: Win a fantastic child’s smarTrike and camping equipment

Cover story:

Getting our children out into the countryside has become more of a challenge than ever as computer screens and technology outcompete all other pastimes. Inside our latest issue we focus on kids, how to encourage them into the great outdoors and how to keep them active and inspired, whatever the season…

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Don't miss out on our AMAZING OFFERS

Countryside members can take advantage of some fantastic offers - take a look at our latest picks.

Celebrating the great British landscape

Celebrating the great British landscape

Entry for the 11th annual Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is now open and entrants have until 8 July to submit their photographs of the British landscape.

3 quick and tasty recipes for asparagus

3 quick and tasty recipes for asparagus

Make the most of British asparagus season with these easy versions of the classics.

NFU applauds Co-op's move to back British farming

NFU applauds Co-op's move to back British farming

A commitment by the Co-op to source only fresh British lamb and bacon has been praised by the NFU.

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