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British farmers are busy every day of the year. From general maintenance, to lambing season, tending crops to looking after livestock, a farmer’s work is never done. Thanks to the hard work of British farmers, we are able to enjoy seasonal food throughout the entirety of the year. If local produce is something you might be interested in, weekly farmers markets are frequently taking place in villages and towns up and down the country.

A sustainable agricultural food system is one that tries to conserve water and energy, does away with chemicals, puts emphasis on local production, values ecology and biodiversity, utilises resources more efficiently and within the limitations of our global natural resources. This might sound like a lot to take in at once, but sustainability in farming is becoming more and more prevalent.

With over 35 years experience of working with Land Owners and Farmers in and around Gloucestershire, King Agriculture know how important it is to work your land effectively and efficiently. 

There are many reasons why farm and field stubbles should be left over winter.  In recent modern crop rotations, land is cultivated immediately after harvest for winter crops, which has left little opportunity for wildlife to thrive.

The new thought process is to leave the stubbles from the harvest to overwinter, instead of cultivating the land immediately after harvest.

Improving the quality of soil health is not just good for your farm, but it’s equally good for the wider environment.  In this article, we take a look at what we mean by ‘soil health’ and how we can improve it throughout the seasons.

King Agriculture Wood Chip Arena Surfaces Blog

Finding the right arena surface that works well for you and your horse can sometimes feel like a difficult task. After all, you want a surface that is not only safe but also works well as an arena surface. If you have been searching for arena surfaces, you may have noticed that there are plenty of options out there.

Recently there has been an encouraging move towards adopting Regenerative Agricultural techniques. To learn why Regenerative Agriculture is important you can read our blog post here.

There are many common myths about farming and agriculture, often because many people have never stepped foot on a farm. Let alone completed agricultural work. Yet it is a vital industry that provides us with a large percentage of our food sources.