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November 6, 2019

The Government have had a busy week, and also announced the entitlement values for 2019.  The full detail is below, but in summary the values have increased very slightly (£1.18/ha). 

November 4, 2019

This is a brand new scheme launched this week to encourage tree planting on farms to help the Governement to meet their target of planting 11 million trees by 2022! 

The grant involves selling the Carbon Credits from your new woodland back to the Government at a guarant...

November 1, 2019

The government have this week announced that they are re-opening the Rural Development Growth Programme.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development

  • Food processing

  • Rural tourism infrastructure

To be eligible, the project will need to create jobs or...

September 17, 2019

The season has been fantastic for maize growing and a lot of the crops we have seen will be ready to cut this week, much earlier than we would normally see. 

Weather Forecast

The forecast shows a good dry week this week with rain moving in early next week, so if your cro...

August 22, 2019

The woodland creation grant is now open for applications all year round.  The grant pays up to £6,800 per hectare, and you can then apply for extra support to maintain it for a further period of 10 years after the woodland is planted, currently £200/ha per year. 


July 9, 2019

DEFRA have today (finally!) announced the launch of Round 2 of the Small Grant Scheme. 

If you applied for funding round 1 of this scheme, you can also apply under Round 2, but the total value of both claims must not be above £12,000.  So if you utilised the full g...

June 21, 2019

The RPA has announced that customers with overdue annual revenue claims will be paid full amount they are owed by the end of July.

A significant number of agreement holders have not yet received full payment for work they have undertaken under both Countryside Stewardsh...

June 17, 2019

The deadline of 31 July for Mid Tier Stewardship applications is approaching fast!  

If you have requested an application pack (which had to be done by 31 May), but are struggling to decide which options best suit your farm, get in touch and we can assess the most suita...

March 13, 2019

The application window for BPS 2019 has opened online today, and you can start

your application at www.gov.uk/claim-rural-payments 

The deadline for applications is 15th May, but I suggest you start working on checking your data as soon as possible.

If you need any help w...

February 20, 2019

Countryside Stewardship is now open for applications for

agreements to commence from 1st January 2020.  

There are a wide range of options available under both the Mid Tier and Higher schemes that would work well for many farms, with very small changes to farming practic...

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