The government’s consultation paper suggests payments to farmers in future will only be available to those who toe the “green line”, and there is little in it to help food production at all.  So, it clearly reveals a desire to allow some farmers to farm in a way that will force them to maximize returns […]

Forward Market Performance

Forward Market Performance (FMP) is AHDB’s market indicator and suggests, in the table below, that the milk price trend has now reversed, and a small move upwards is possible from June.  One must remember that these estimates are based on small amounts of product traded as futures on the European Energy Exchange.  Please note that […]

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 […]