Technical Update July 2015

Welcome to this edition of the Regulation Technical Update prepared by the Farm Consultancy Group. This scheme, as published, is more accessible than originally anticipated. As ever there is more clarification to come but there is enough detail now to, at least, plan an application.RegistrationAll applicants must be registered with the RPA under the new Basic Payment Scheme before they can […]

Muller Wisemans Takeover of Dairy Crest

“Does the proposed takeover of Dairy Crest’s Liquid business by Muller Wiseman pose a threat to the English dairy farmer?” I was asked this question recently by a Dairy Crest supplier. The MMC or at least someone, possible one of the supermarkets, obviously think that there is an issue here as the merger is now […]

Technical Update March 2015

Welcome to this edition of the Regulation Technical Update prepared by the Farm Consultancy Group.In this issue:· Water Capital Grants· Woodland Capital Grants· Countryside Productivity Scheme Agent AuthorisationLand managers who use an agent to manage their Environmental Stewardship (ES) or Habitat Scheme agreements will need to send a new agent authorisation form toNatural England. This will replace any existing […]