Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill has now gone to Committee stage in the House of Commons and you can submit comments to the Committee – see the following link for details Please talk to your MPs about the impact of the Bill on your business, particularly those of you in Sue Hayman’s constituency as she is […]

Grant update August 2018

COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCTIVITY SMALL GRANT SCHEME REOPENING THIS AUTUMN We are getting a lot of interest in this scheme from members and the latest news from Defra is that it will re-open in the autumn but no dates yet.  We are also getting queries from members submitting claims and the following information may be helpful from […]


Due to the unusually hot weather, Natural England has had requests from farmers to cut hay crops earlier than is permitted under their agreement where the grass is ripening earlier than usual. They have also received requests to alter grazing, cropping and supplementary feeding requirements due to the heatwave. In situations where the agreement holder […]