£12m Farming Innovation Pathways funding competition launches
12th March 2021
UKRI and Defra have announced their R&D collaboration for an exciting new funding opportunity, Farming Innovation Pathways.
Professional indemnity cover simplified for farmers association operators
8th February 2021
Professional indemnity broker Trafalgar Risk Management (TRM) has announced the extension of its comprehensive PI insurance protection, to cover farmers association operators and agricultural advisory services against claims of negligence or breach of duty made by a client.
Goodbye 2020, hello 2021!
31st December 2020
With so much to contend with in 2020/21, Farmers Guide asked farm consultancy expert Mark Russell, a partner at Carter Jonas, for his advice on how to plan for the future when there are so many unknowns.
Collaboration produces new rural asset finance company
3rd December 2020
A new UK asset finance lender has been launched by LCM Partners and agricultural credit specialists Rural Asset Finance, to offer a specialised service to the agricultural industry.
Driving business value and creating a sustainable food future
27th November 2020
As an industry, agriculture is facing new and unprecedented challenges. From concerns around sustainably feeding an ever-growing population to expanding consumer pressure for more visibility into how food is produced, we are at a crossroads.
Is selling online the way forward?
22nd October 2020
Could e-commerce be the next step for your business? With a bit of planning you could be up-and-running faster than you thought, according to accountancy firm Carmichael Kingham & Co.
Lamb sector under-threat in event of ‘no deal’, CLA warns
16th October 2020
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 30,000 rural businesses in England and Wales, has today issued a stark warning to the government on the impact that no-deal would have on Britain’s competitiveness in EU agricultural markets.
Low cost changes make big financial impact on dairy farm
7th September 2020
A 150-cow dairy farm in Staffordshire has seen milk yield increase by 225 litres a day following the implementation of key recommendations from an Alltech Navigate feed efficiency assessment.
Coronavirus prompts investors to make themselves more financially secure
2nd September 2020
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic has changed attitudes towards saving and investing in more than half of us, according to a survey of its customers by rural insurer NFU Mutual.
Getting ready for environmental farm assessments
15th August 2020
With a different Welsh farming policy on its way as the Basic Payments Scheme and Glastir are phased out, it’s a good time to start assessing your farm to see what potential it can offer to attract future environmental payments once they have been decided, says GWCT Wales.
Using apps can take the stress out of bookkeeping
16th July 2020
When you think of a traditional accounting practice your first thought probably isn’t ‘cutting edge technology’ and for most firms you’re right. Many accounting firms have not embraced technology and the benefits that come with using cloud-based accounting applications. We use applications for all aspects of our business because it allows us to take our business anywhere.
BPS claims deadline rapidly approaching
11th June 2020
Farmers are being urged to submit claims for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2020 as the deadline is looming.