A report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) released on 12th December has indicated that greening payments are not leading to environmental improvements. This will not come as much of a surprise to farmers, but it is leading to calls for a radical reform of the way state support is granted to farmers in […]

Planning Consultancy and Disobedient Clients

I was delighted to get the news, that a client for whom I had done an appraisal to help them gain a temporary dwelling five years ago, have – at last – managed to get that temporary permission turned into a permanent one, again with my help.  This is a trout fishing enterprise, with a […]

Forward Market Performance

Forward market performance (FMP) is AHDB’s market indicator which tracks the difference between current market prices and prices of the small amount of dairy product traded on futures contracts.  The table below indicates that the FMP calculations suggest that the milk price trend has turned downwards as from September 2017, and sharply down from October. […]