LEADER Funding; Grab it Whilst You Can

Without repeating too much of what my colleagues have said in the previous month’s newsletter, LEADER funding is coming to an end. If you have any pieces of equipment you were thinking about buying to help improve productivity on farm (Priority 1) or were considering converting a redundant barn into holiday accommodation or setting up […]

Common Themes from CFP Feedback Meeting

At a recent dairy discussion group Comparable Farm Profit (CFP) feedback meeting, several common issues where highlighted by the 16 businesses involved when they were setting their targets for 2018/19. Across the board 2017/18 has seen their overall margins improve on the previous year, both with better control of their costs but also the obvious […]

Successful First Round of Countryside Productivity Small Grants

It has recently been announced that £23.5m funding has been allocated under the first application round for the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme.  Initially, £15m was set aside for this scheme, but this was increased to meet the number of eligible applications received. We are awaiting news of a second round, and we expect this […]