Yorkshire Flooding Update

The Farmer Network is proud to have worked with partner organisations to gather information and data from farmers affected by the floods. We now look forward to supporting the implementation of a recovery plan to help our farmers tackle a mountain of repair work and we can assure them with past experience, that this will […]

North Yorkshire Flooding update

The Farmer Network met a number of organisations at Richmond District Council headquarters this morning. This included the NFU, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire County Council, Environment Agency, Farm Community Network and RABI. All organisations have agreed to work in partnership to create a flood recovery plan. A public meeting will be held at […]

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

Don’t forget this scheme is open for applications and it is a very easy application process but must be done on-line using the same details as registered for the business with the Rural Payments Agency.  You will need your Customer Reference Number and SBI number to apply.  Just as a reminder, you need to spend […]

Defra and NE survey of farmers regarding impact of extreme weather on AES agreements and BPS

Defra is funding this project to improve our understanding of the ability of current Agri-environment schemes (AES) to respond to climate change.  In this research, led by CCRI in conjunction with Lands Use Consultants and Environment Systems Ltd, there are two distinct objectives. Reviewing a sample of AES options, which specify dates for required operations […]

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme is now open!

After months of waiting, Defra has just announced that the second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme is now open with a deadline for applications of midday on 3rd September 2019. Farmers can apply for funding towards the items of equipment listed in the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme handbook Countryside Productivity Small […]


The People’s Vote Campaign is inviting farmers to a Campaigning Workshop on the 13th July at the George Hotel, Penrith. There are number of workshops including one on the likely impacts of Brexit on Cumbria Farming, the Nuclear Industry and Tourism.  Will Cockbain is leading on the impact on Cumbrian farming.     Chris Davies MEP […]

Future Farmers Breakfast Meeting at the Great Yorkshire Show

Future Farmers Breakfast Meeting at the Great Yorkshire Show Date:  Wednesday 10th July 2019, 07:45am – 09:00am Venue: NFU Stand, Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Road, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ   The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is organising a breakfast meeting for Future Farmers of Yorkshire Members.  The event is free to attend for anyone with an entry ticket to […]


Grow Yorkshire is a Local Enterprise Partnership initiative bringing together all the organisations involved in Yorkshire’s agriculture and food industries.  Their website, at www.growyorkshire.co.uk, contains information about the resources available to farmers and they are also trying to secure funding for a Farm Business Advice service. Grow Yorkshire wants farmers to complete a survey to […]