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NFU Mutual issue safety warning

NFU Mutual issue safety warning

Rural insurer the NFU Mutual has issued a road safety warning ahead of the winter months with useful driver tips

Meet the Countryside Kitchen farmers

Meet the Countryside Kitchen farmers

Find out more about the farmers who feature in the Countryside Kitchen recipe book and how you can support them by buying British produce.

NFU surveys schools on procurement policy during School Meals Week

NFU surveys schools on procurement policy during School Meals Week

Coinciding with National School Meals Week, 13-17 November 2017, the NFU's Food Chain team is surveying schools across the country to find out more about their sourcing policies, and to highlight the benefits of buying British produce.

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Stats Panel

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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Farmer's made a big impression at the Lord Mayor's Show last weekend

Farmer's made a big impression at the Lord Mayor's Show last weekend

With a combine harvester and tractor the NFU brought its Back British farming message to the streets of London with the Worshipful Company of Farmers and New Holland.

Join our campaign to ban sky lanterns

Join our campaign to ban sky lanterns

Tweet your local council and help the NFU campaign for an outright ban on the sale of sky lanterns.

Back British farming this festive season

Back British farming this festive season

Here are the many ways you can back British farming this festive season.

Double awards success for NFU's Back British Farming campaign

Double awards success for NFU's Back British Farming campaign

Pride in the NFU's Back British Farming campaign continues after scooping two awards from the national Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our December edition


Working on Christmas Day: Meet the workers who make Christmas run smoothly


How to decorate a British Christmas: Gorgeous ideas to make your home look fabulous and festive


Festive gift guide: Lots of lovely gifts for the country folk in your life


Competition: Win fantastic prizes worth £700 in our great Christmas giveaway!


Farming from left field: Meet the farmers who have beaten geography to farm in challenging locations


Gin win for juniper: The farm using nature’s bounty to make gin


Picture perfect: Meet the world's cutest sheep!


Explore Britain: Lorna Maybery goes on the trail of great food in Hampshire


Cover story:

If you like the look of the splendid sprout festive wreath on the front cover of this month’s magazine, then you’ll be delighted to know that inside we have a step-by-step guide on how to make this unusual decoration. Plus there is plenty more festive inspiration to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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UK Turkeys

UK Turkeys

Use our postcode search to find a local turkey producer near you - buy British and buy local.

 Bird flu - preparation is key

Bird flu - preparation is key

Poultry expert and Countryside columnist Andy Cawthray says the backyard poultry keeper needs to be ready for the arrival of bird flu.

Countryside Kitchen: Tasty Tandoori Chicken

Countryside Kitchen: Tasty Tandoori Chicken

Autumn: Warm yourself and your family up with this spicy chicken treat which uses fresh British chicken.

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