Update on Grants

As with many grants that have been available for the last few years, with Brexit soon to be upon us, certain grants have now finished, with the rest due to finish once we finally leave Europe.  The recent RDPE Growth Programme grants finished at the end of May, which saw good opportunities for those with […]

Improving the Beef Enterprise

One of the sectors predicted to be most severely affected by any new agricultural policy following Brexit is the Beef and Lamb sector.  Currently this sector is highly reliant on area payments.  With this in mind, AHDB Beef and Lamb have established a network of ten strategic farms on which they are working to demonstrate […]

CSS Mid -Tier Deadline Extension

The application deadline for Mid-Tier applications has been extended from 31st July to 31st August.  There had been increasing pressure on Natural England to extend the application window due to their inability to send out application packs. Mid-tier and Natural England issues continue It is understood that the current round of stewardship issues has been […]

New Consultant Appointment for Sherborne Office

Colin Robertson has joined the Sherborne office of The Farm Consultancy Group as a Consultant. After graduation in 1999 with a BSc Agric (Hons), Colin moved to America where he designed, built and managed two 1,700 cow high yielding herds plus youngstock for an absentee owner including a team of 35 Hispanics. From there he […]