Support for Agroforestry

The government has recently issued clarification of how Agroforestry fits within the Basic Payment Scheme rules. As previously discussed in this newsletter, Agroforestry offers farmers, landowners and the environment significant benefits in terms of not only financial returns, but environmentally from carbon storage and increased biodiversity. DEFRA have clarified the situation regarding trees in field […]

North Wilts Newt Ponds Shortage

I recently attended a meeting (socially distanced… of course!) with a new client of mine, and a representative of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) to discuss installing ponds on my client’s estate in North Wiltshire. I involved FWAG in the project, as they are overseeing the District Level Licensing program on behalf of […]

Red Tractor Consultation Deadline 5th March 2021

Red Tractor has launched a consultation on proposed updates to its standards. The updates will see some significant changes for all six sectors, including dairy, beef, lamb, crops and pigs. We are urging our clients and all Red Tractor members to get involved as this is your opportunity to have your say on how you […]