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Celebrate British Dairy

Celebrate British Dairy

This is why it's important to buy British dairy produce.

World School Milk Day 2017

World School Milk Day 2017

27th September is World School Milk Day. The NFU are keen to promote the consumption of milk in schools and ensure dairy products remain affordable and accessible to young children to enable healthy diets and support future consumption trends.

Win fantastic prizes by championing British produce

Win fantastic prizes by championing British produce

Win a trip to Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons by taking part in Love British Food's British Food Fortnight (23 September to 8 October 2017).

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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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Celebrate British Dairy

Celebrate British Dairy

This is why it's important to buy British dairy produce.

Seasonal labour: Who will pick our crops?

Seasonal labour: Who will pick our crops?

With Britons unwilling to labour in our fields, there's a stark question - who exactly will pick our crops and process our food in the future? Seasonal workers have dropped by 17%, leaving farms critically short of people to harvest crops.

Back British Farming Day 2017

Back British Farming Day 2017

Did you know that the food and farming industry is worth £109 billion and employs 3.8 million people? Back British Farming Day 2017 is on the horizon, and celebrates this success! There has never been a more important time to back British farming.

Take a selfie for British farming

Take a selfie for British farming

Back British Farming Day on Wednesday showed our MPs pledging their support to the British farming industry. Now it's over to you! We would love to hear from you with why British food and farming is important to you.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our October edition


Rural crime: We lift the lid on the devastating impacts of rural crime


Britain’s breadbasket: To coincide with Lincolnshire Day, Yellowbelly Kate Chapman goes on a fascinating food trail


Apple Day: Celebrating the great British apple harvest


The golden survivor: Once out of vogue, but now attracting new fans, we look at the chrysanthemum


Climbing Britain’s tallest mountain: What does it take to scale Ben Nevis? Tessa Dunlop and her eight-year-old daughter went to find out


Autumn in pictures: As the countryside comes alive with colour we celebrate this most glorious of seasons


Eat it, cook it: Meet the sweetcorn grower and try three great recipes


Tried and tested: Malcolm gets to grip with battery power


Cover story:

This month we look at the rural entrepreneurs who are using innovative ideas to champion nature’s miracle fibre. From making solid furniture to tweed clothing and even compost, wool is being used in imaginative ways that will make you look at this natural material in a whole new light.

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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.

New Bupa health insurance for NFU members

New Bupa health insurance for NFU members

At the NFU we understand that if you get ill or injured, what matters most is getting back on your feet and back to the farm as quickly as possible.

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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