Swaledale Flood Recovery workshop

Tuesday 8th October 7.30 pm at The Bridge Inn, Grinton, DL11 6HH The Farmer Network and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Farm Team invite you to an informal workshop to go over the detail of DEFRA’s Flood Recovery grant.  Supper is provided so please book.  Contact Carol Moffat Phone – 015396 21602, Text – […]

Morrisons Apprenticeship Opportunity

Morrisons have opened up apprenticeship transfer levy funds to support British farmers of the future. This is an exciting opportunity for young farmers to gain financial support to fund their studies. As long as they are aged 19 or over, embarking on an apprenticeship course, and working on a farm alongside their studies, they are […]

Basic Payment Scheme exchange rate for 2019

This has been confirmed as €1 = £0.89092 which is a slightly less favourable exchange rate than in 2018 but still relatively good compared with before the 2016 referendum.  The continued weakness of the pound makes imports more expensive (eg feed) but does increase the value of BPS which is set in euros.

CP SMALL GRANT SCHEME

We are getting calls from farmers asking when they might hear whether their CP Small Grant scheme application has been approved (or not). We are not aware of any farmers having received offers of grant as yet.  With the first round of the scheme in 2018, it took 5 to 6 weeks for the applications […]

NORTH YORKSHIRE FLOOD RECOVERY GRANTS AND ADVICE

DEFRA’s FARMING RECOVERY FUND – DEADLINE 31ST MARCH 2020 Defra’s Farming Recovery grant was launched today (20th September) and covers non-insurable items for a range of farm restoration work, including rebuilding dry stone walls, re-cultivating productive land and replacing damaged field gates.  The handbook has full details and the application form can be downloaded on the […]

Strategic Farm launch meeting

Richard Carruthers from Rawfoot near Bampton is one of AHDB’s new Strategic Beef & Sheep Farmers.  The first meeting will be on 15th October starting at 10.30am with Rhidian Jones of SAC Consulting leading a discussion around ewe condition pre tupping.  There will be three events at Rawfoot each year during the two year programme and […]

Recruiting Farmers in Garstang area: Final 8 spaces remaining on the FREE Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme.  

The FREE programme includes a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience including business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for the farm.  Every farm receives one-to-one support to take part in a Business Health Check Tool to look at the business’ strengths and […]

Wed 25th September: Cumbria Growth Catalyst free workshop – “How can we make beef farming more profitable?”

We are organising a free workshop on Wednesday 25th September from 10am (10.30am start) at Plumpton Cottage Farm, Ulverston, LA12 7SH hosted by William Case and family. The workshop is looking at how beef farming might become more profitable by learning from management practices in the dairy industry. Speakers include SAC Consulting and AHDB, plus […]

Free Farm Business Review

The Farmer Network has funding from the Cumbria Growth Catalyst programme to provide free one to one advice to help farmers review their businesses.  The business health check takes around 2 hours and includes a review of the farm’s accounts, information about the proposals in the Agriculture Bill, consideration of the farm business’ strengths and […]

Farmers still wanted for 2 new Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme Groups for 2019/20

The Farmer Network has been asked to coordinate two new Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme groups in the Skipton/Ilkley/Otley area in Yorkshire and around Garstang in Lancashire.  The programme includes a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience including business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new […]