CSS Success – Steph Emmerson

We are pleased to announce the success of our Countryside Stewardship agreement applications from the WhiteAvon Office. The final agreements are in for our 2020 Countryside Stewardship applications, and we are delighted to have secured over £2,230,000 income and a further £1,180,000 in capital items for our clients! This equates to an average of £69,000 […]

Farm Business Incomes Without BPS – What Is Your Plan?

The latest farm business income results have recently been released by DEFRA. They show the average equivalent to “Net Profit” for various farm types. The graph below shows a summary of how the figure is made up for various farm types: The figures show most farm types with a positive income from the agricultural element […]

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 […]