FARMING IN PROTECTED LANDSCAPES WEBINAR

Tuesday 14th December 5pm – 6.15pm This webinar organised by the National Association of AONBs will provide information about the Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme, a case study, information about the application process and ideas for potential projects.  To register for the webinar click here and you will receive a recording even if you can’t […]

FIND OUT ABOUT THE MOORLAND & ROUGH GRAZING SFI 2022

Wednesday 15th December, at the Hired Lad, Penrith, 7pm This event, organised by the Our Upland Commons Project and the Federation of Cumbria Commoners, will help farmers understand the new moorland and rough grazing Sustainable Farming Incentive for 2022.  Speakers will include Julia Aglionby, Executive Director of the Foundation for Common Land, and will include […]

STORM ARWEN – ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES

Winds of over 65mph swept across the North last Friday night causing extensive damage to the electricity network.  There are still farms and communities without electricity and for the latest information go to: Cumbria: https://www.enwl.co.uk/about-us/news/stormarwen/ Yorkshire Dales/Nidderdale: https://www.northernpowergrid.com/power-cuts   Electricity NW has hot food and drinks vans available in S Cumbria and respite centres are […]

FARMING EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY FUND – MAIN POINTS

  How do I apply? On-line through the Rural Payments Agency FETF application portal.  You can watch a video on how to complete the online application.   Deadline for applications Midday 7th January 2022 Equipment claim deadline 30th September 2022.  Don’t purchase equipment until you accept your grant offer. Grant available ·       Set grant per item […]

SUSTAINABLE FARMING INCENTIVE 2022

SUSTAINABLE FARMING INCENTIVE 2022 Yesterday, Defra published more information about the Sustainable Farming Incentive for 2022.  This will include 3 standards for arable soils, improved grassland soils and moorland & rough grazing.  There will also be funding for an annual health and welfare review.  There are 2 levels for the improved grassland soils standard.  The […]

Fuel Orders December

The Farmer Network will continue to place orders as normal up to Thursday 23rd December. Please note deliveries can take longer to come in the run up to Christmas and between Christmas and New Year, with the weather at this time of year sometimes having an effect.  Please plan ahead to ensure your fuel can […]

Face coverings to be worn in auction marts.

Local auction marts have been posting on their social media that due to increased cases of the new Covid variant in the UK, all customers should be wearing face coverings while in mart buildings and making use of the hand sanitising facilities.  Please adhere to this guidance to ensure the marts continue to operate smoothly […]

DEFRA FARMING FORUM

Defra has organised a series of 90 minute Q&A session about the new schemes.  Dates and times are below and click here for information on how to participate:   30 November at 9.05am Farming Investment Fund 14 December at 11:05am ELM schemes 27 January at 2:05pm De-linking 10 March at 2:05pm Regulation and enforcement 5 April […]

RABDF POLICY WEBINARS

RABDF are organising 3 Zoom webinars on: Tuesday 30 November: The effects of future policy on the sector Wednesday 1 December: Protecting our product: how welfare and labelling go hand in hand Thursday 2 December: Environmental challenges facing the sector and the development of future legislation. All sessions start at 10.30am with speakers including Victoria […]

GRANTS AND SUPPORT SCHEMES – FARMING EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY FUND

Last week, Defra finally launched its Farming Investment Fund including the Farming Equipment and Technology Grant.  Some key information is below:   How do I apply? On-line through the Rural Payments Agency FETF application portal Deadline for applications Midday 7th January 2022 Equipment claim deadline 30th September 2022 Grant available ·       There is a set grant per […]