Government Support for Dairy

The Government’s Dairy Response Fund is now open for business. It is to be administered by the RPA and is there to assist dairy farmers who have been most affected by the pandemic. The cap is £10,000 per business. You can apply if you had a price reduction of at least 25% in April, compared […]

Future Milk Price Update

FMP is AHDB’s market indicator for future milk prices, based on AMPE and futures contracts for butter and SMP. The table above shows that the price predicted by this analysis is now increasing again from August 2020. As always, the absolute figures must not be used as predictions, but as a guide to general trends. […]

FCG Training in Lockdown

One of FCG’s jobs is to train and refresh all of us with regard to issues occurring on farms. Succession for the next generation is frequently a mighty issue in a farm business. When transferring a family business from one generation to another, we have to consider many factors, including: • the practical farming; • […]

Planning Permission in Lockdown

While I am finding that all planning departments that I have been in contact with are still working reasonably normally, inevitably there are delays in the planning process. Planning Appeals, too, are taking a while to organise. Some people found that in the early weeks of the lockdown, planning applications went through easily, as planning […]