House with land wanted in Yorkshire/Lancashire area.


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Wanted ASAP 6-20 acres of good grazing land with house (that’s not falling down or in need of a complete renovation) to immediately move into.
£400-465 is my maximum price and I have to move in by September 2020. Must not be on a flood plain.
I have a small herd of sheep, goats, ponies and alpacas. The land must be clean (no ragwort etc).

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Report shows environment subsidies provide more stable income than direct payments

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Subsidies paid to farmers for protecting the environment lead to more stable incomes compared with payments based purely on the number of ha being farmed, according to a new study of farms in England and Wales. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The research, from Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading and Newcastle University, also shows that farmers shouldn’t put all their eggs in one basket, as those diversifying into a wider variety of crops or livestock receive more consistent year-to-year incomes – as do those who reduce their use of fertiliser and pesticides. Lead author and PhD student, Caroline Harkness said: “Farmers are facing increasing pressures due...