General News

General News

Federation objects to Lake Distrct leasing Glenridding Common to John Muir Trust

The Federation has just sent its response to the Lake District National Park Authority consultation on the leasing of Glenridding Common to the John Muir Trust. The Federation is not supporting this proposal.

You can read our full response below.

Martin Curry

Lake District National Park Authority

Murley Moss

Kendal LA9 7RL

 

Dear Martin,

Report from our sucessful and well attended AGM

Over 60 people attended our AGM last Friday and thank you to everyone who attended and made it a successful event.

After the AGM business we heard from two speakers.

The Lake District National Park and the National Trust are recruiting for Farming Officers

The Lake District National Park and the National Trust are each seeking to recruit new Farming Officers, to work with farmers and farming communities across the area.

The roles will help develop and deliver practical projects with farmers, and strengthen relationships with the farming community. The Lake District National Park post will work with farmers across the whole of the Lake District while the National Trust post will focus on working with National Trust tenants, who farm some 20 percent of the area.

Federation reponds to National Trust letter to us and other farming organisations

Last Friday we, along with other farming organisations received a letter from Mike Innerdale, Assistant Director (Operations) North Region, regarding the National Trust’s position on some key issues in the Lake District at the moment.

Summer 2016 newsletter out now

The summer edition of our newsletter has been sent out to all our members. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter here.

The Lake District National Park are looking for a Farming Adviser

The Lake District National Park are looking to recruit a Farming Officer to help develop their work and relationship with the farming community. This will inlcude facilitating the development of a new farming taskforce with practical actions to support the delivery of the management plan for the Lake District.

You can download the details here

Pressure on RPA will continue until all Farming Recovery Fund payments are made

Media Release on behalf of the Cumbrian Farm Flood Action Group

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Pressure on RPA will continue until all Farming Recovery Fund payments are made

Pressure on the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) from the Cumbrian Farm Flood Action Group will be maintained until sufficient resource is put in place to quickly deal with all outstanding Farming Recovery Fund applications.

Our latest newsletter is out now

Our latest newsletter is out now. As usual it is packed with information about policy and practice on common land as well as looking to the future .....

You can download a copy here

Survey results show flood damage cost Cumbria farmers thousands

Yesterday (10th February) The Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group issued a press release highling the results of the farmer survey. This was picked up by ITV News Border who  produce a short TV piece.You can view it by clinking on this link.

Managing sucklers to maximise returns from rough grazing.

The Farmer Network has been monitoring grass quality and cattle growth rates on 10 farms across Cumbria and The Yorkshire Dales where cattle were grazed on rough upland pastures over the past season. They will report headline findings so far and focus on how one of the graziers,Alan Tallentire, manages his suckler herd and the rougher grazing at High Griseburn.

Alan’s cattle are commercial Simmental crosses and he has also been breeding some pure Simmentals since the 1980s.

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