1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Life after BPS

    Direct payments as part of the basic payment scheme (BPS) are set to phase out from this year. First year reductions are to be felt most by the largest recipients, though direct payments have played a considerable role for many farm businesses. According to Defra farm accounts data, BPS...
  2. S

    Have I missed something or have we no idea what the new Scottish Ag Policy will be?

    We've been hearing about ELMS for months. Have I missed something, or what has anyone at our end been doing??
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Get ahead in Countryside Stewardship applications

    Written by John Swire The 2021 application window for Countryside Stewardship is now open for agreements that will start on 1st January 2022 Now is the ideal time for growers to engage with Countryside Stewardship (CSS) is the advice from Hutchinsons Environmental Services Specialist Hannah...
  4. P

    Not sure if this is the correct place but-

    Hi everyone, not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but I need advice on what to do. I have a 3ish acre field away from home which is rented to graze horses on (used to be used for pedigree cattle but years ago) I'm moving my (currently) one horse to another 3 acre field...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    AHDB launches Carbon Week to support farmers

    Written by Iain Hoey Beginning on Monday next week (1 March), AHDB is launching Carbon Week: a week-long focus on carbon featuring five free webinars to outline the fundamentals of carbon within UK agriculture, bringing levy payers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting. Designed...
  6. Clive

    The UK Farmers Union - is it time ?

    First off lets get this clear - TFF is a independent knowledge exchange platform for farmers, it has no remit or ambition to lobby or represent UK farmers is any way. Topics discussed by members on TFF are led by those members, of which I am just one. The below post is my opinion solely as...
  7. S

    ELM Scheme

    Hello, I have just listened to a podcast featuring a regenerative livestock farming couple, and they were discussing the changes from BPS to the ELM scheme. What are everyone's thoughts on the ELM scheme? Will it make farming fairer? Will it change things for new entrants? Does anyone have any...
  8. Clive

    Todays Red Tractor Webinar - My questions

    Lets see if any get asked ............ do not hold your breath !! Q1 -"Guy Smith stated in the Farmer Weekly podcast: “Clearly that [Red Tractor Assurance] is over the top where routine co-mixing is happening.” “Co-mixing will always be a problem.” “I want to investigate the possibility of...
  9. Defra Farming

    Video: Farming Forum Q&A

    Video: Farming Forum Q&A Written by The Team Farmers were invited to put their questions to Defra’s Janet Hughes and David Kennedy at a recent Q&A session hosted by The Farming Forum. Janet is Programme Director of the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. David is Director General for...
  10. beardface

    If you think it's bad here.....

    Brother just been on phone to his mate in NZ. Sounds like cinders is in the process of destroying there whole ag industry. Lamb price could be up here for a while.....
  11. H

    Crowds at sporting events

    Will the government be giving any detail soon on when fans can return and watch sports indoors and outdoors?
  12. B

    Countryside grant scheme

    Does anyone know if we may be having a round 4 to the scheme? I’ve never tried before but now find myself in a position for it to be of some help, would be liking a cattle handling system, cheers
  13. B

    css 2021

    so far I've steered clear of any of these schemes are they worth going into now or is it best to wait for elms ?
  14. Brisel

    Who "owns" the carbon on a farm? Landlord or tenant?

    This came up in a discussion yesterday. An estate with a long history of the same family ownership wants to provide public goods such as carbon sequestration by working with its tenants to manage the land accordingly. Without getting bogged down in the type of tenancy, though the length clearly...
  15. B

    Are large livestock markets a problem?

    I think we all can agree that it's hugely important that we should all support auction markets for the sake our industry. We constantly hear from the lla and auctioneers that deadweight are the enemy and going that way will kill the trade which I agree with to some extent but I have been...
  16. S

    Entrade, Environmental Offsetting and Trading

    We have been approached through our local FWAG people to see if we are interested in getting involved in this. In a nutshell it would appear that we as farmers would agree to do certain things at the farm level e.g over wintered cover crops, hedge row work, fencing water courses, and various...
  17. An Gof

    Machinery dealers/manufactures, have they lost touch with farming reality?

    Had a call from a machinery manufacturers rep suggesting that it might be a really good time to change my machine (telehandler). I explained that it was not on my “to do” list but that if the deal was right I might be persuaded. so the dealer rep turns up and we go through the process. I’m...
  18. Bald Rick

    How is Brexit for you?

    No, not a political thread per se but our freedom hasn't half caused some issues ......... Just since Jan 1st on this farm: 1) Deal to send 60 pedigree heifers to N Ireland ....... no deal because there are no lairage facilities on either side of the water for a physical vet inspection prior...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Free early bird tickets on offer for Cereals 2021

    Written by William Kellett Cereals 2021 is offering free early bird tickets for visitors who register before the end of March, enabling people to finally look forward to a physical event. “Times are uncertain, and we wanted to provide farmers with a no-risk way to put the event in the diary...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Cereals offering free early bird tickets

    Written by Lydia Turner Cereals 2021 is offering free early bird tickets to those who register before the end of March, in the hope of enabling people to look forward to a physical event. Event organiser, Alli McEntryre, explained the reasoning behind the free tickets: “Times are uncertain...