September 19, 2017



Autumn Budget Date

September 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

It has been announced that the date of the Autumn Budget will be the 22nd November.  The autumn will now see the main 'fiscal…more»

Brexit Miscellany

September 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

EU Withdrawal Bill The EU Withdrawal Bill, previously known as the Great Repeal Act, has cleared its first Parliamentary…more»

Welsh RDP Scheme

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Below is a reminder of some of the key dates for funding currently available under the Welsh Rural Development Programme: The…more»

Scotland BPS Payments

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

A National BPS Loan Scheme will  operate again in Scotland for 2017 payments.  The scheme will open for applications at the end…more»

Wales Greening Update

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Welsh Government has published new Greening guidance following the changes introduced by the European Commission in July…more»

Financial Discipline Payments

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The RPA has announced details of a Financial Discipline refund.  Those with a 2016 BPS claim worth more than €2,000 will receive…more»

CSS Facilitation Fund

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) Facilitation Fund is now open for applications.  This grant helps pay for the cost of…more»


August Harvest Round-up

August 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Harvest Harvest has progressed well with good conditions for most of the time despite short rain breaks.  AHDB reports suggest…more»

DEFRA Crop Areas

August 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

DEFRA has released its provisional arable crop area results from the 2017 June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture.  These…more»

Syngenta and ChemChina

July 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

The $43bn takeover of Syngenta by ChemChina was formally completed on the 28th July.  As part of the deal, ChemChina's existing…more»
Arable Roundup

Arable Roundup

July 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Combines are now rolling in many parts of the country, although progress has been restricted by bands of rain in the last week…more»
Glyphosate Update

Glyphosate Update

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The saga of the reauthorisation of glyphosate continues.  EU Member States have held technical discussions on the plans to…more»

Dairy & Livestock

Milk Round Up

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morrisons has announced some significant changes to its Milk for Farmers contract.  The supermarket has announced it will no…more»
Friesian Farm Update

Friesian Farm Update

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

The latest forecasts from Andersons Friesian Farm show good returns for the current year, but producers are being urged to use…more»

Meat Markets

August 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Deadweight cattle prices have been on an upward trend since April.  Prices are comfortably above year earlier levels.  The…more»

GDT Price Falls

August 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The average price index at the last two GDT auctions has fallen.  At the event held on 1st August the average price index was…more»

Small Dairy Farmers Payment

August 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

The RPA has started making payments to those who applied for the Small Dairy Farmers Scheme (See April's article).  Payment…more»