Last Chance for Welsh Dairy Farmers

Last Chance for Welsh Dairy Farmers

Dairy farmers in Wales have until this Friday to apply for an aid scheme worth £1,800. The EU Conditional Aid Scheme is only open to dairy farmers in Wales and, specifically, those that were in milk production with a supply contract on 1 January 2016. To qualify...
DEFRA Revises TIFF Estimate

DEFRA Revises TIFF Estimate

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has now published revised estimates which suggest Total Income From Farming (TIFF) in the UK fell by around 7.5% in 2016. This is significantly different from their original figure of 1.5% reported earlier...
Are You Opening Your Farm This Sunday?

Are You Opening Your Farm This Sunday?

This Sunday, over 1,500 farmers across the UK will be opening their farms for visitors as part of Open Farm Sunday. Although some people are still unaware of what “Open Farm Sunday” is, its widespread appeal cannot be denied. Since its inception in 2006...
Will Brexit Affect the Value of Your Farmland?

Will Brexit Affect the Value of Your Farmland?

Fears have been expressed by some land agents that agricultural land prices may fall in the UK, as a direct result of Brexit. It is expected that the amount of subsidies, such as the Basic Payment Scheme, will decline once Britain leaves the EU, causing some farmers...
The General Election: What Will It Mean For Farmers?

The General Election: What Will It Mean For Farmers?

Following the announcement by Theresa May that there will be a general election in June, industry leaders in the food and farming sectors have called for all political parties to put agriculture at the fore-front of their policies. The Food and Drink Federation in...