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Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
On the basis that many commercial property tenants are asking for reductions or deferment of rents should we as farmers be asking landlords for the same ?
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
On the basis that many commercial property tenants are asking for reductions or deferment of rents should we as farmers be asking landlords for the same ?
I asked jokingly on one block of land I rent and was told definitely not as rent would be the only money they would have coming in - big organisation too!
 

Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
As farmers working in isolation, are you really impacted by Covid-19 to the same extent as the general population?

well i’m told dairy farmers are seeing price cuts and pouring milk down drains ? crazy when my local shop is rationing today 1 L at a time per customer !

the logistics of keeping a very simple arable farm going are a lot more complex and fragile than they were a month ago

regardless of c19 weather has significantly impacted most farms this year, seems when other industries are looking at reduced output they pass that pain on to suppliers and landlords .. .......... why don’t we learn from their example here ?
 
But, Clive, you are not looking at reduced output............in fact if the prices for your production hold/increase your income could in fact increase too.
I realize what you say about commercial tenants taking a rent furlough, I am in the same spot too............but, this is a tough time for everyone and if your business is still able to function I personally would consider it bad form to complain.
Just suck it up and plunge forward...........good luck whatever you decide.
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
I can imagine that any arable farm asking for a rent reduction due to Covid-19 will get a pretty quick response


A lot of smaller Arable farms rely on other external income to support there businesses!
I could name a number of forum members that will have lost off farm income at the moment, personally I’ve had one of my big engineering contacts suspended with a local airport. That one job alone is 10’s of thousands a year of lost income! How many farms will have office/holiday let’s, camp sights, commercial units etc.
Fortunately I own the majority of my land but I know many don’t and will be struggling with loss of income to pay bills.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
A lot of smaller Arable farms rely on other external income to support there businesses!
I could name a number of forum members that will have lost off farm income at the moment, personally I’ve had one of my big engineering contacts suspended with a local airport. That one job alone is 10’s of thousands a year of lost income! How many farms will have office/holiday let’s, camp sights, commercial units etc.
Fortunately I own the majority of my land but I know many don’t and will be struggling with loss of income to pay bills.
Just a small time sheep farmer here and it’s going to cost me a lot of money between now and September of lost revenue from camp sites/holiday let’s/ other non farming enterprises. All my ground is rented :(
 
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Happy

Member
Location
Scotland
well i’m told dairy farmers are seeing price cuts and pouring milk down drains ? crazy when my local shop is rationing today 1 L at a time per customer !

the logistics of keeping a very simple arable farm going are a lot more complex and fragile than they were a month ago

regardless of c19 weather has significantly impacted most farms this year, seems when other industries are looking at reduced output they pass that pain on to suppliers and landlords .. .......... why don’t we learn from their example here ?

The logistics of running a simple arable farm must be one of the least affected operations in any sector at the moment.
Less than a livestock farm where more jobs require two people to perform them and way less than most other sectors.

No case at all for a reduction.
 

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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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