The Agriculture Bill

It has been a long time coming, but on 12th September the new Agriculture Bill was introduced into the House of Commons. The phrase “take back control” was used again in the headline of the press release that was issued that day.  The Bill sets out how farmers and land managers will be paid in […]


At our recent FCG training, we were all alarmed by our trainer on the Control of Asbestos Regulations.  Under the rules, anyone who is responsible for the maintenance of any non-domestic premises must have a “management plan” for all pre-2000 properties under their control.  This plan is required before you even think about undertaking any […]

Alternative Funding Sources

The Sherborne office (Midwest Consulting Ltd) is now licenced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to broker credit funding for agricultural businesses. We are delighted to tell you we can now broker finance from difference sources to match your business banking and finance needs.  This adds a very useful service for the farming community which […]

Has the Pig Sector Been Over Penalised for Ammonia Emissions?

On a recent FCG training meeting we touched on the future implications for British Agriculture post Brexit and the potential for even closer controls on ammonia emissions.  The data at the training meeting revealed that only 7% of the ammonia produced from UK agriculture is produced from the Pig sector, with 28% from dairy sector […]