1. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about rewilding

  2. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  3. F

    Mid Tier Capital Claims

    Am I correct in thinking I can make multiple Mid Tier Capital claims, ie I can undertake work and claim for it in stages? I do not have to wait until all the work is done and put all my capital claims into one claim application do I?
  4. topground

    SFI and Farm Assurance ‘Earned recognition’

    This extract lifted from an email received yesterday. I understood from Janet Hughes posts that there was no plan to link SFI with farm assurance. If I am correct then either Janet Hughes speak with forked tongue or there are parts of her team publishing stuff with contrary information. What do...
  5. Bogweevil

    Beet neonics back

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/emergency-pesticide-authorisation-approved-to-protect-sugar-beet-if-specific-conditions-are-met Defra has today approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide treatment on the 2022 sugar beet crop in England only due to...
  6. W

    Petition to reform the new landscape schemes

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/605451?fbclid=IwAR0zDM3eKF1BATEhfxgajx7lMtGGZINsFSORz-B-TawNqTQ9MAGVEN2PVnM We all know these need proposals are rubbish and all the money will go to large landowners and estates, so let’s get it reformed so it gets onto normal sized farms.
  7. Defra Farming

    Get ready for our 3 new environmental land management schemes

    Get ready for our 3 new environmental land management schemes Written by The Team Natural England/Peter Wakely Today we published more information on Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery – which, along with the Sustainable Farming Incentive, make up our 3 new and ambitious...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    NFU calls for clarity over Government’s environmental land management scheme

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business NFU Vice President Tom Bradshaw has called on the Government to give more information regarding the future farming support scheme announced earlier this week by George Eustice at the Oxford Farming Conference. “There are still a number of questions that...
  9. Agriland RSS

    NFU welcomes government clarity on nature recovery schemes

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland National Farmers Union (NFU) Vice President Tom Bradshaw has said that “British farmers are proud to produce climate-friendly food to some of the highest standards in the world, alongside maintaining and protecting the great British countryside, its air...
  10. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  11. D

    Public Accounts Committee enquiry into ELMS

    Have just received the Public Accounts Committee report on ELMS, and associated press release. I think 'damning' pretty much covers it. It is embargoed until Sunday so will post on here then, just starting a thread now in case anyone else who has had it is less worried about such niceties and...
  12. beardface

    BBC again

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59886350 Not a single quote from.anyone actually linked to ag industry. You know the people that actually have to deal with the consequences of all this.
  13. B

    The first domino?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59855881 Looks like this large Chinese owned property firm is struggling and won’t be bailed out by the state. Is this a sign of the first domino in another 2008 style collapse? With an average uk house price of £220k+ and soaring inflation some type of...
  14. H

    Calling all sheep and beef cattle farmers in the South West of England - short questionnaire

    Calling all sheep and beef cattle farmers in the South West of England – Hi all, happy new year to you. If you have a few mins to spare, please can you spare a few minutes and share some of your farming experiences by completing this survey on farm management practices...
  15. Tucker86


    Now we have details on the payments, is anybody still thinking of putting there whole farm into the sfi scheme ? I can’t see any benefit in putting any of your land into the scheme at them prices, let alone your whole farm ? Happy new year by the way
  16. F

    2021 Countryside Stewardship Payment

    Anyone get theirs yet? Mine still says claim validation.
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Getting paid for carbon - farmers’ top 10 concerns

    Getting paid for carbon - farmers’ top 10 concerns Andrew Voysey, Head of Sales & Carbon, Soil Capital Seemingly at every turn, getting paid for carbon is the talk of the town. A flick through recent editions of Direct Driller is proof enough! As the independent agronomy firm that launched...
  18. D

    Storage containers

    Visited a large estate last weekend. Not on farming business but to help a friend clear a container he rents there. There was close to 100 of them. He pays £1000/yr rent. Those containers would have been purchased, somewhere down the line, by the taxpayer. Pure profit after year 1. There is no...
  19. Jackov Altraids

    The NFU

    The NFU have been the mainstay of our industry for over a century and we have all benefited from its existence. Nobody would agree with everything they have done and I'm sure many think they should have been far more successful on some issues. Whether you are a supporter of Red Tractor or...
  20. T

    Concerned about Red Tractor collapse.

    With the cut in funding from AHDB and the pending creation of a new competing scheme, surely RT's days are numbered? What will that mean for those of us who are signed up for assurance if RT goes under? Will we still be able to market our produce or will the alternative schemes take us on if...