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Changes to large-scale renewable energy support condemned

Renewable energy bodies have criticised the government’s plans to introduce a new auction system for supporting large green energy projects.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Supermarkets stock same levels of British beef and lamb

Supermarkets are backing British beef and lamb as much as they were last year, according to figures from Eblex.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Milk for manufacturing increases 14%

Milk used for manufacturing increased by 14% in the year to May 2014, and is likely to continue rising as milk production increases.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
EU milk market can learn Swiss post-quota lessons

The balance of power in European dairy markets could swing away from farmers once milk quotas are lifted in 2015, according to a new study.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Look north for farms on the market this week

Several mixed and stock farms in Scotland and northern England have come to the market this week.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
High interest expected for bare land in East Anglia

Three blocks of bare land have come to the market in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and are likely to attract high interest.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Lower heifer kill may point to tighter supply

Prime cattle throughputs fell by 6,000 head in June, compared with the month before, but remained broadly unchanged on June last year, at 150,000 head

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Market pressure continues on big crop outlook

Grain and oilseed markets have fallen further on continued expectations of big crops.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Arla drops milk price by 0.94p/litre from August

Arla has dropped its member milk price by 0.94p/litre, as dairy commodity markets continue to slide downwards.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Your guide to the groceries code and adjudicator

The groceries code adjudicator (GCA) needs your evidence of supermarket breaches of the groceries supply code of practice (GSCOP) – but to start with you need to "know your code".

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Suppliers told use supermarket code or lose it

One year after the office of groceries code adjudicator was established, suppliers are still too scared to submit the evidence needed to launch investigations, risking its future survival. Jez Fredenburgh finds out more.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Better business: Inheritance tax tips for farms

HMRC is increasingly interested in whether businesses are “investment” or “trading”. Accountant Julie Butler of Butler & Co explains how farmers can secure the correct level of inheritance tax relief by demonstrating that their business is "trading" rather than "investment".

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Oilseed rape prices plummet

Oilseed rape values continue to plummet, dragging pea and bean markets down with them.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
Use your pension to build a new grain store

Putting up a new grain store is never going to be a cheap project. But there are ways to slash costs by thousands of pounds through careful tax planning.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
Welsh may delay online-only payment switch

Poor broadband speeds in Wales may force the Welsh government to reconsider plans to move to an online-only payments system by 2016.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
Notify RPA of land changes for 2014 SPS claim

Farmers must remember to let the RPA know of changes to eligible land area they have claimed on for the 2014 SPS claim if they are to avoid reductions in payment.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
End of Deadweight Average Pig Price confirmed

The final Deadweight Average Pig Price (Dapp) will be published on 1 October, covering the week ending 27 September 2014, Bpex has confirmed.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
Dairy Crest 1.1p/litre milk price cut from September

Dairy Crest standard liquid and Davidstow milk producers face a 1.1p/litre price cut from 1 September.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
Look to the future when planning farm renewables

Landowners planning to install any renewable energy project should give greater consideration to the implications for future development opportunities for the farm business.

Posted: 22 July 2014 | Full Article
More robust wind turbine plans needed, farmers told

Politics and local opposition are increasing challenges for new wind turbine projects. This means that more detailed and robust information has to be provided during the planning process, says Fisher German’s head of renewable energy, Mark Newton.

Posted: 22 July 2014 | Full Article

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