Farming in France

willy

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Rutland
114 ha, largely drained, house and massive amount of buildings for the size of farm (it used to be bigger but got split up), €880,000 - less than £760,000
Who is selling it for you, I wouldn't mind having a look.

To be honest at the moment it is probably to soon, but I have 3 boys all farming mad and really don't want to just give it all the the oldest, so ideally need to sell our 900 acres and treble it some how. So France could be an option.
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Who is selling it for you, I wouldn't mind having a look.

To be honest at the moment it is probably to soon, but I have 3 boys all farming mad and really don't want to just give it all the the oldest, so ideally need to sell our 900 acres and treble it some how. So France could be an option.

I had a look on the web site this morning (due to this thread activity) and see he still doesn’t have it on his list🤬
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Who is selling it for you, I wouldn't mind having a look.

To be honest at the moment it is probably to soon, but I have 3 boys all farming mad and really don't want to just give it all the the oldest, so ideally need to sell our 900 acres and treble it some how. So France could be an option.

With a budget of 9 million I would think you could buy something pretty extraordinary 👍
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
What’s the position with ‘foreigners’ from the UK moving to France in this brave new world? Are we allowed to buy & run a farm there now, and eligible for subsidies that the neighbour’s will be on, etc?

I assume Brexit has thrown a few more hurdles up.
 
What’s the position with ‘foreigners’ from the UK moving to France in this brave new world? Are we allowed to buy & run a farm there now, and eligible for subsidies that the neighbour’s will be on, etc?

I assume Brexit has thrown a few more hurdles up.
If you are an investor there are visas available. Temporary though. A farming company can claim subsidy. Best thing to do is find an Irish granny somewhere in the family tree. Or marry a citizen. You'll be grand then. Always take professional advice as you will most certainly need it.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
If you are an investor there are visas available. Temporary though. A farming company can claim subsidy. Best thing to do is find an Irish granny somewhere in the family tree. Or marry a citizen. You'll be grand then. Always take professional advice as you will most certainly need it.

I don't think Mrs NeilO would take kindly to that. Or maybe she would...:unsure::rolleyes:
 
If you are an investor there are visas available. Temporary though. A farming company can claim subsidy. Best thing to do is find an Irish granny somewhere in the family tree. Or marry a citizen. You'll be grand then. Always take professional advice as you will most certainly need it.

Just to add, I would strongly recommend you picked your professional advice very carefully and ensure that they are fully up to speed and fully insured in case the worst happened. There is a very knowledgeable and helpful man on her who discovered this to his detriment.
 
Who is selling it for you, I wouldn't mind having a look.

To be honest at the moment it is probably to soon, but I have 3 boys all farming mad and really don't want to just give it all the the oldest, so ideally need to sell our 900 acres and treble it some how. So France could be an option.
Sounds as though you could do with a sizeable holding in the Paris Basin - Good arable land I believe.
 

will l

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Mixed Farmer
Nooo, he's picked all the stone!
Yes, and look what we built with them!
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mcdonap2

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Interested to here peoples experiences as a foreigner with French banks for borrowing to buy farms. If, for arguments sake, I put 250000 euro on deposit in a french bank would they be willing to lend to me for a farm purchase and what size loan would I be able to get? Are young farmers looked upon more favourably in terms of repayment terms?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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