Extension of Farming Recovery Fund

Defra has announced an extension of the Farming Recovery Fund for farmers affected by the flooding in February Farming Recovery Fund announcement 20.3.20.  This only applies in certain areas which includes North Yorkshire, but not Cumbria.  The grants are for between £500 and £25,000 and cover some uninsurable repair costs, such as reinstating field boundaries, removing […]

Hedgerows and boundaries scheme

Defra announced yesterday that land under an UELS/HLS agreement is no longer ineligible for this scheme.  This is a very useful change as it means farmers can apply for grants to do work on boundaries whilst still in these agreements – note the deadlines below. Stewardship Deadlines Reminder Hedgerow and Boundary Scheme and Higher Level […]

Extension of Farming Recovery Fund

Defra has announced an extension of the Farming Recovery Fund for farmers affected by the flooding in February Farming Recovery Fund announcement 20.3.20.  This only applies in certain areas which includes North Yorkshire, but not Cumbria.  The grants are for between £500 and £25,000 and cover some uninsurable repair costs, such as reinstating field boundaries, […]

COVID 19 SUPPORT AND GRANTS

At the time of writing (20th Mar), the Chancellor has set out a package of measures to support businesses including: a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses and grant funding of £25,000 where these businesses have a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000. small business grants of £10,000 for […]

COVID 19 – CORONAVIRUS

Most Farmer Network staff already work from home and, in the event of the Newton Rigg campus being shut, our office staff will also work remotely.  General enquiries, fuel buying, membership renewals etc. will continue as normal.  Currently all our workshops are going ahead, but we will inform those that have booked places if Government guidance […]

FUTURE FARMING RESILIENCE PILOT WORKSHOPS

The Farmer Network and ADAS are looking for farmers to participate in a Defra Future Farming Resilience Pilot which involves attending a workshop aimed at raising awareness of the changes to support payments, followed by one to one advice from a consultant focusing on the individual needs of your farm business.   There is no cost, […]