Why is it always £70 / acre ?

7610 super q

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Arable Farmer
The old SFP was stuck in the 90's at £70 / acre or thereabouts.
ELMS apparently is £70/ acre
Carbon sequestering is, you guessed it.........around £70 / acre.

Coincidence ? Or is this the universal figure arrived at behind closed doors that the bigger operators will accept without kicking up too much fuss ?

I'd be more content at £1000/ acre, but that's just me..... :ROFLMAO:
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
I mean...seriously.... we're dealing with companies that make £ 1 million every second, and we're going to relieve them of £70 / acre for sequestering carbon ? Really ?
They saw us coming.....
Oh well, me know my place. Me straw chewing 14th century peasant. Me happy with crumbs and stale kippers. Me going to cheer myself up watching Countryfile......
 

Spuddler

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Summer set
I reckon the government are going to be onto a good thing, From what Ive gathered from local landowners (especially the past retirement age ones) they aren’t going to bother to do anything with elms.
 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
I reckon the government are going to be onto a good thing, From what Ive gathered from local landowners (especially the past retirement age ones) they aren’t going to bother to do anything with elms.
Allot won't understand it anyway and time you pay an agent or some such to sort it all out plus other costs it will hardly be worth it
 

silverfox

Member
Location
Shropshire
The old SFP was stuck in the 90's at £70 / acre or thereabouts.
ELMS apparently is £70/ acre
Carbon sequestering is, you guessed it.........around £70 / acre.

Coincidence ? Or is this the universal figure arrived at behind closed doors that the bigger operators will accept without kicking up too much fuss ?

I'd be more content at £1000/ acre, but that's just me..... :ROFLMAO:
Elms more like £70/ hectare
 

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
I am honestly not sure any of these schemes are worth the bother. Better to keep your eye on the agricultural ball. £70/ha isn’t much grain yield. Concentrate on maintaining agricultural performance without the added overhead or potentially yield limiting constraints of the scheme and I think we will be OK. I still have enough potential to do better agriculturally to mitigate the loss of BPS. Left myself some headroom. Haven’t really been trying for the last 30 years.😆
 
Location
Ceredigion
The old SFP was stuck in the 90's at £70 / acre or thereabouts.
ELMS apparently is £70/ acre
Carbon sequestering is, you guessed it.........around £70 / acre.

Coincidence ? Or is this the universal figure arrived at behind closed doors that the bigger operators will accept without kicking up too much fuss ?

I'd be more content at £1000/ acre, but that's just me..... [emoji23]
What's ELMS
 

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