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Yorkshire Dales Update

Sunday, October 06, 2019

It has been just over 2 months since the devastating floods in the Dales and the Forage Aid team have been working hard with local businesses ever since to ensure that forage lost due to the damage could be replaced before the winter set in.

Forage Aid Reacts To Dales Devastation

Friday, August 09, 2019

Little over a week has passed since the biblical rainfall in and around Reeth and a second visit by some of the Forage Aid trustees on Wednesday 7th August to attend the North Yorkshire Flood Drop in Session at Leyburn Auction Market showed that whilst the village is starting to clear up and the emergency relief teams move out, our farming colleagues still need and want our support.

Flooding in North Yorkshire

Friday, August 02, 2019

We continue to stay in touch with people on the ground in North Yorkshire following the terrible flooding. Forage Aid founder and chairman Andrew Ward is heading to the area tomorrow as we prepare to help our stricken farming colleagues.

Forage Aid Receive Terrific Donation

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Trustees of Forage Aid would like to thank a Rutland farmer for his very generous donation to the Forage Aid charity. He made a very kind offer to donate straw in the swath during the 2018 drought. Unfortunately, the charity is unable to store bedding or forage due to lack of storage area. As we were unable to accept the offer as it stood our suggestion of bailing and selling the straw was actively taken up and we recently received an extremely generous donation of £1,000 as the proceeds from that sale.

Forage Aid supports its first livestock farm of the winter following a testing summer

Monday, November 26, 2018

In early November Forage Aid launched its first appeal of the winter for donations of forage and fodder to come forward as we made efforts to support a livestock farm badly affected by the drought earlier in the year. The farm business had real challenges with grass growth over the summer months which put pressure on grazing and ultimately meant the business was unable to make forage for the winter months.

Forage Aid strengthens trustee team with two new appointments

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Forage Aid are extremely pleased to announce the key appointments of two new trustees to the board.

AHDB - Agricultural Drought Impact Summer 2018

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Forage Aid would like to direct you to this excellent piece of work undertaken by AHDB reporting on the drought impact this summer.

Forage Aid Attend NFU Drought Summit

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Forage Aid were invited to attend the NFU drought summit last week in London and so our Chairman Andrew Ward attended on behalf of the charity. Defra officials and the other farm Charities were around the table as well as the Country Landowners Association, Tennant Farmers Association, Rural Payments Agency, Natural England, Environment Agency, AHDB, and the Chairs of the various NFU sector boards with the gathering totaling around 50.

Forage Aid Trustee in Charity Challenge

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Our Trustee, Tom Hind (AHDB chief strategy officer) is taking part in the NFU Wales annual challenge this September.

Buckingham YFC Wins Forage Aid Cup

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Buckingham Young Farmers proud winners of the Forage Aid Trophy

The Cumbria Farming Flood Action Group has been honoured with the Farmers Guardian Farming Hero of the Year Award at the British Farming Awards

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Forage Aid are proud to be part of the Cumbria Farming Flood Action Group (CFFAG)

Cumbria Operation Draws to a Close

Friday, July 15, 2016

With the horrendous Cumbria floods thankfully behind us, we now feel it is a good time to draw our mission there to a close. 

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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.


Massive thank you to #clubhectare

Monday, April 18, 2016

Jono Dixon and members of the popular #clubhectare raised over £1000 for Forage Aid at their annual dinner

Latest News for Donators

Friday, April 08, 2016

The latest update has been sent out to donators

Update for Donators

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Forage Aid team has sent out information to donators.  Please visit our news page to find out more

Donation from Bayer

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chemical giant Bayer has given Forage Aid a generous donation.

Cumbrian Farm Flood Action Group Update

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Cumbrian Farm Flood Action Group have released a statement.

Steady progress in the North West

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Forage Aid is making steady progress helping the stricken farmers of the North West.

Energy Now are supporting Forage Aid

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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North West Floods Update

Monday, December 07, 2015

The situation in the North West is being monitored closely and needs are constantly being assessed.

What is clear is that the need for donations will extend into the spring.

Energy Now Expo fundraising tractor drive for Forage Aid

Friday, February 06, 2015

The tractor run, raising money for Forage Aid and marking a year since the Somerset levels flooding, that devastated so many farms, will kick off at Sedgemoor livestock market at 10am on Monday 9th February.