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Archive: Agriculture

Crucial Agriculture Updates including Birds, Brexit and Broadband 

A potential no-deal Brexit ups the sustainability debate and government support promise The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission has published a report ‘Our Future in the Land’ designed to help shape a vision of a more sustainable future. Its recommendations highlight two key points: A no-deal Brexit could potentially have a massive impact on […]

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Posted in: Commercial Property Agriculture

Fly Tipping – What a Load of Rubbish!

Fly tipping has long been a menace for owners of rural land and is now  increasingly so for commercial property owners in urban areas. 

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Public rights of way: do you know your landowner obligations?

Whether you own a couple of acres of paddock or hundreds of acres of upland moor, don’t ever overlook your rights and responsibilities when it comes to public rights of way. 

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Posted in: Commercial Property Agriculture

Growers face tighter limits on water abstraction

Farmers and growers renewing water abstraction licences could face a reduction in the volume of water they are licensed to take.

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Landowners put in ‘strong position’ by consistent solar rents

Solar rents have remained relatively high in recent years due to limited grid capacity and consistent demand for sites. This is putting land owners in a strong position, according to some land agents.

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RPA suspends online claims system in favour of paper forms

The Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) online system for England was suspended in March 2015 due to ‘technical problems’. As a result, farmers have been invited to finalise claim applications using ‘tried and tested’ paper forms instead.

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Countryside Productivity Scheme opens to English farmers

The Countryside Productivity Scheme is now open for applications. Grants are available for a variety of projects, such as technology to improve the health and productivity of livestock.

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Countries urged to work together to manage European dairy market

European Union (EU) member states are being urged to act ‘collectively’ and ‘responsibly’ to manage dairy market volatility following the end of milk quotas on 31st March 2015.

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Chancellor agrees to NFU request for five-year averaging period

The period over which farmers can average their profits for tax purposes will increase from two to five years from April 2016.

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Compulsory dairy code suggested by MPs

It has been suggested by MPs at a recent parliamentary debate that the dairy code should be made compulsory to protect farmers from milk price fluctuations.

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