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Finance: Keeping the glass half full

In times of significant uncertainty, it could be difficult for farming businesses to access the finance they need from traditional banks. Rural Asset Finance explains the different paths available to farmers and how its non-traditional approach provides access to funds for a wide variety of projects.

Everything you need to know about diversifying into camping in 2022

The staycation boom is here to stay – in fact, it’s stronger than ever, says outdoor accommodation expert Pitchup.com – providing a tempting diversification opportunity for farmers.

There’s never been a better time to bring your diversification vision to life

During challenging times for traditional farming and with sustainability and de-carbonising high on the agenda, more and more UK entrepreneurial landowners are looking at alternative ways to generate extra revenue streams. Rural diversification company Appetite Me explores the benefits of setting up a farm shop and provides a guide to getting started.

Working together to sequester residual carbon

Any successful net zero strategy needs a reliable and trustworthy partner, and CarbonStore reckons it is ideally placed to help farmers navigate the flourishing market for carbon credits generated by planting home-grown trees in the UK.

Outdoor accommodation provider backs calls to reinstate 56-day Permitted Development ruling

Pitchup.com is backing a Yorkshire MP in his quest to boost the UK’s rural economy. Earlier this week, Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, called on Housing Secretary Michael Gove to reinstate the right for farmers and landowners to operate pop-up campsites for 56 days each year without applying for planning permission.

Suffolk farm’s diversification brings local community together and boosts farming business

Suffolk’s Hog & Hen farm shop and café has provided a hub for the local community, whilst supporting the farming family’s arable and pig enterprise. Farmers Guide visited the shop to chat to the team about their farming methods and experience starting a new diversification through the pandemic – alongside the myriad challenges facing British farmers.

Considering setting up a glamping site and don’t know where to start?

Do you have a patch of land you are currently eyeing-up, with the idea of setting up a glamping site, but don’t know how to begin? Here, we look at the initial stage of setting up a glamping business and the factors to consider, featuring useful advice and tips from the book “How To Set Up a Successful Glamping Business and Get Fully Booked”.

Bespoke timber buildings built to last

Farmers looking to find an alternative revenue stream from their land are being urged to consider setting up an eco-friendly holiday-let business by log cabin construction company, Timberspecs.

Unlock your land’s potential with a campsite

The demand for UK camping holidays has never been higher. With the promise of simpler holidays, surrounded by nature and all the benefits it brings to wellbeing, tens of thousands of families have ensured campsites up and down the country are booked for months in advance.

Are pumpkins for more than just Halloween?

Pumpkins might still be seen as a quintessentially American crop, but the last 30 years have seen their slow, steady rise in the UK arable sector. This rise has led to a now booming industry providing diverse income for farms across the UK.

Diversified farms could benefit as holidaymakers look for dog friendly options

Ninety-five per cent of dog owners are looking to take their pet on holiday, research from leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has revealed, providing farms with hospitality diversifications a potential market boost.

Could wind make your electricity for you?

Producing off-grid electricity from the wind can be an ideal power source in rural locations, to contribute to your power requirements or offset consumption from the grid. FuturEnergy explains how to get started.

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