Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted.
The poll is for fun (perhaps)
DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
I see that DEFRA have a consultation open on how these plans should be created and targetted.
Given that LNR will occupy a significant chunk of the agricultural support budet left after SFI and that it will be a key...
The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming.
Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating".
Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him.
What do you think it...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business
The committee of the Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS) are delighted to be bringing the 88th National Fruit Show back as a live event at the Kent Event Centre in Detling on 20th & 21st October 2021.
Ever evolving, the show has a number of new features...
Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored.
Eleanor Parker is an MSc student at Harper Adams University, currently undertaking a Masters research project jointly with AHDB (https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/research/project/1294/ahdb-sustainable-farming-incentive-project). The project looks at how farmers are adapting or planning for changes...
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/elm/elmpolicyconsultation/supporting_documents/ELM Policy Discussion Document 230620.pdf
PP 8 - 10:
Lessons learned from previous schemes Over the last two years we have been developing high level scheme design proposals, building on lessons learnt from previous...
I sell some breeders as yearlings and two-year-olds, but almost everything goes to people who speculate on potential breeders, or as stores, with stores being by far the majority.
So, for me both as a breeder and seller, what a ram looks like at one or two is not really of much relevance; what...
There was a new golden dawn promised by arch Brexiteers if we left the EU.
The reality so far, while we await the belated sunrise, which I’m sure will happen: is partially unharvested fruit and vegetable crops, galloping inflation, a chronic shortage of delivery drivers, chaotic scenes at fuel...
Under current proposals, the total ELMS budget will be split three ways:
1)The Sustainable Farming Initiative. 33%.
Support for individual farmers to deliver ‘public goods’.
2)Local Nature Recovery. 33%.
Collaborative projects between groups of farmers.
3)Landscape Recovery. 33%.
Sorry if this seems a stupid question, but when a farmer is renting land, will there will a general rules which states whether the farmer or the landowner receive the ELMS payment? And if it is the landowner, will that mean the farmer will pay less rent than if there was no ELMS payment?
Is this about to become a bit more of a problem. Everything I seem to want to buy is a lot more than it was 12 months ago. The government figures of 2.5% just don’t feel believable, or are they measuring stuff I don’t buy
Any tips for farming when inflation is high??
I see Janet Hughes has being interacting with TFF which is great.
That said, I am interested to know which farming organisations DEFRA work with,to find out if the schemes DEFRA advisers come up with are actually practical, realistic, and “Financially Viable”.
As I fear some of the staff that...
Quick poll following on from Janet Hughes Q&A yesterday.
Based on your current understandings of the scheme today, will you be looking to take part in the future SFI/ELMS scheme?
Poll will close in 10 days
I have mentioned it before, but is it now time to start to up the pressure?
Get the troops together under 1 banner so to speak.
Under 3k will put a full page ad in farmers guardian.
Presume similar in FW.
Place an ad for farmers to join the new TFF Union.
Use go fund me to raise the cash for...