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Ban the flaming menace

Ban the flaming menace

We are calling for an outright ban on paper sky lanterns. While they might look pretty on Bonfire Night and during the festive season, there's many better ways to celebrate.

Fly-tipping 'spiralling out of control'

Fly-tipping 'spiralling out of control'

Action must be taken now to protect the countryside from fly-tippers who are ruining Britain's iconic landscape with giant piles of waste and rubbish costing farmers thousands to remove, the NFU warned today.

Eat It - Pears

Eat It - Pears

Whether it's sitting on a salad of rocket leaves with Parma ham and goat's cheese or poached in a concoction of honey, red wine and chocolate, you can't deny it - a pear is hard not to love.

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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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New fencepost sign for arable and horticultural fields with rights of way

New fencepost sign for arable and horticultural fields with rights of way

The NFU has produced a new fencepost sign for arable and horticultural members with rights of way crossing their land.

Out and about in the British Countryside this Autumn

Out and about in the British Countryside this Autumn

We all love to get out and about and walk our dogs in the countryside. Most dog owners know the importance of keeping their dogs under control when walking amongst livestock, but perhaps don't think in the same way when walking near crops.

Ban the flaming menace

Ban the flaming menace

We are calling for an outright ban on paper sky lanterns. While they might look pretty on Bonfire Night and during the festive season, there's many better ways to celebrate.

NFU Brexit Team sets out stall for farming post-Brexit

NFU Brexit Team sets out stall for farming post-Brexit

Our Brexit Team launches a vision for the future of farming with a new report on domestic agricultural policy.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our November edition


Bird flu: How to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy, plus a guide to preventing an outbreak of avian influenza


Stoop to conquer: Steve and Ann Toon discover a renaissance in the ancient art of falconry


Military mascots: How animals have played a vital role in boosting morale in the Armed Forces


Meet the marvellous milkers: So what’s it like to be a dairy farmer? Abi Reader takes us behind the scenes on her farm to meet the herd


Plant protectors: Meet the collectors who make sure unusual varieties of plants are not forgotten


Steaming in: Lose yourself in the nostalgic world of the steam engine


Eat it, cook it: Meet the pear farmer and try three delicious pear recipes


Brexit: Why trade is so important to farming


Cover story:

In this month’s magazine we look at how you can protect your backyard poultry from the threat of bird flu, including tips on housing, plus prevention measures from experts that will help owners to be prepared should the worst happen.

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Avian influenza roadshows - October 2017

Avian influenza roadshows - October 2017

The Poultry Health and Welfare Group has organised a series of avian influenza roadshows for British poultry producers. The events take place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales during October.

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Choosing British Beef and Lamb

Choosing British Beef and Lamb

Looking for where to buy British beef and lamb? Find out which retailers source British meat for own-brand products here.

Tackling rural crime, Yorkshire style

Tackling rural crime, Yorkshire style

How does the North Yorkshire police force tackle rural crime? Orla McIlduff spent the day on patrol to find out.

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