November 18, 2017



BPS Payments 2017

BPS Payments 2017

November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Payment levels under the 2017 BPS in England have been announced by the Rural Payments Agency.  The headline figure is that the…more»

Growth Programme

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The deadline for applications to the growth Programme under the RDPA has been extended until 31st May 2018.  The deadline for…more»

New Independent Environmental Body

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Michael Gove, Environmental Secretary, has announced plans to consult on a new independent body for environmental standards. …more»

Welsh RDP Scheme Updates

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

A number of schemes in Wales are currently open or require Agreement Holders' attention: Glastir Organic - New agreement…more»

Halfway to Brexit

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thursday the 9th November 2017 marked the mid-point between the Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, and the date of…more»

Scottish BPS Payments

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Scottish BPS loan payments have began ahead of schedule.  Scottish Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has confirmed that…more»


Glyphosate Stand-off Continues

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The future of the key herbicide, Glyphosate, remains in the balance following the latest vote in Brussels.  EU Member States,…more»

Arable Markets: October

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The grain harvest is still not completed in Scotland and some are calling 2017 the worst harvest for 20 years.  Farmers have…more»

Glyphosate - No Decision

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

There is still no decision on the renewal of Gylphosate.  Member States failed to deliver a clear position for a 10-year…more»

Top Fruit Labour

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

A report has just been published that highlights once again how reliant the UK horticultural sector is on EU migrant labour.  It…more»

Crop Areas & Production

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

DEFRA has released its provisional estimates from the June 2017 Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture showing planted areas in…more»


October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The vote to renew the approval of the active substance Glyphosate looks set to take place on 25th October, two days later than…more»

Dairy & Livestock

Dairy Markets

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The latest GDT (Global Dairy Trade) results show the average price index has fallen for the third consecutive event in a row. …more»

Future of UK Dairy

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The UK dairy supply chain needs to work together more closely if it is to prosper after Brexit.  This is one the main findings…more»

Meat Markets

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Finished cattle prices have continued to fall through October.  The GB All Steers average deadweight price for the week ending…more»
Cargill & Faccenda J V

Cargill & Faccenda J V

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Further consolidation is to take place in the poultry meat sector.  Following 2 Sisters Food Group acquiring Grove Turkeys &…more»

Milk Production & Prices

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

There have been more milk price rise announcements (see below) over the month but there is a sense that the market is maybe…more»

Inconclusive Reactors

October 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

As from 1st November new bovine TB control measures will be introduced which will mean that 'resolved' Inconclusive Reactors…more»