Countryside Productivity Grant and LEADER

Countryside Productivity Grants: For investments costing more than £87,500: • water resource management and reservoirs – closes 29th June 2018 • improving forestry productivity – closes 3rd April 2018 • adding value to Agri-food – closes 29th June 2018 • improving farm productivity – closes 3rd December 2018 The government has guaranteed funding for RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme grants […]

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Environmental Impact Assessments and its regulations can often be overlooked/forgotten when planning to change farming practices on the farm.  The intentions of the regulations, which are taken from the EU directive, are to assess the ‘effects of certain public and private projects on the environment’.  Within agriculture, there are a few instances where an EIA […]

Land Values

The recent survey of land values, both rental and purchase, undertaken by RICS and RAU makes some interesting reading for both tenants and landlords, and buyers and sellers. On the sales side the report gives two figures.  The transaction based figures, based on actual land sold shows prices dropping with the average sitting at £10,257 […]

Do Your Grass Leys Suit Your Farm?

Typically, the grass-seed mixtures used on farms are very similar and are predominantly made up of three or four different grass species.  Very little consideration is given to using alternative grass species or specific grass mixtures to match the farming system you operate or other variables such as soil type, stocking rate etc. Is your […]