Talking with farmers in Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties and at Cereals last week, their overriding opinion was to vote out. The votes have been counted and wishes are unfolding. It was predicted that the result would be close, however maybe by a more significant majority than expected, the UK has made its decision and […]Continue Reading →
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The farming community are used to coping with factors that are out of their control; take the weather for example – too wet, too dry, too hot or too cold – it’s never quite right! Taking uncertainty in your stride is a day to day occurrence for resilient folk, so the outcome of the EU […]Continue Reading →
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has recently opted to transfer 12% of their funds from direct payments to rural development schemes as part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform. Speaking on behalf of the organisation, the DEFRA secretary, The Rt Hon Mr Owen Paterson, is quoted as saying “England’s £15 […]Continue Reading →
While EU rules and regulations are often seen as a nightmare for farmers, there are three current consultations/changes that we believe you simply can’t afford to ignore. These consultations/new requirements could affect how you run your business and ultimately your profitability. At a glance, they are: Speed limit consultation. The Department of Transport’s consultation ‘Examining […]Continue Reading →