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 […]

It’s Not What Your Consultant Can Do For You……..

The NFU Business Symposium 2018 provided some members of FCG with the opportunity to hear from five leading agricultural professionals about the future of farming, the threats, the opportunities and of course… Brexit.  The take away message for me though was the importance of quality data and reaching out to those who aren’t aware of […]

NFU Business Symposium – January 24th 2018

The recent NFU Business Symposium offered a variety of speakers with an overall, positive message.  The theme of the meeting was ‘Opportunity Agriculture: Managing Business Change’, with discussions from NFU policy to consultant roles and the exchange of knowledge.  Brexit was a prominent theme throughout the day, with speakers emphasising the subsequent change and, therefore, […]

RDPE Grant Deadline Extended

The RDPE Growth Programme Grant has been updated as of the end of November. The Expression of Interest (EoI) deadline has been extended to 31st May 2018, from 31st January 2018. The EoI is the first stage in the 2-stage application process for the Growth Programme grant. More LEP (Local Enterprise Partnerships) areas have also […]