Shared Ambition For Sustainability

Shared Ambition For Sustainability

The Duchy of Lancaster is inviting farming tenants across of its rural estates to commit to a shared ambition for sustainability by signing up to individual Memoranda of Understanding developed in partnership with each holding. The initiative is the latest in a series of measures introduced over the past 24 months to keep tenants informed […]

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Putting Sustainability Into Practice

Almost twenty of our farming tenants took part in a soil management workshop at the Allerton Project, a Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust research farm in Loddington, earlier this month. Hosted by soil management experts at the Allerton Project and facilitated by the Duchy’s rural team, the workshops took the form of tutorials covering soil […]

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Signing Up For Sustainable Farming

A farmer on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire has become one of the first to be offered a place on the Government’s new Sustainable Farming Initiative Pilot Scheme.  Applications for acceptance are due by 30 September. Joe Hopley (31) has grown up at Daisy Bank Farm, a steading of almost 900 acres which his father […]

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Open Day At Wood End Farm

The Whitaker family at Wood End Farm on the Whitewell Estate in Lancashire hosted a highly successful Open Day last month under the LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) banner. Some 500 people attended over the course of the day, viewing the displays at the farm and taking part in a series of tours, walks and […]

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Browns Go Green In Staffordshire!

A long-standing Duchy tenant is encouraging the return of pollinators, waterfowl and other species of indigenous wildlife to the hedgerows, ponds and field margins across their 350-acre farm in Staffordshire. Mrs Mary Brown and her son Graham entered into a 5-year Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme in 2019, after completing a five-year ELS scheme. Along with […]

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