Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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How to prepare for wind turbine planning issues

Marie Stacey, planning manager at Hallmark Power gives a rundown of some of the common hurdles involved in getting a farm wind turbine project off the ground.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Sheep breeder claims Tesco UK lamb concession

A sheep breeder from the far north coast of Scotland has shamed her local Tesco supermarket into switching from stocking almost exclusively New Zealand lamb to filling the shelves with British-branded cuts.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Scottish farm debts grow 7% in a year

Scottish farm debts rose 7% last year to reach the highest level since the late 1980s.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Higher UK lamb production forecast for 2014-15

UK sheepmeat production is forecast to exceed 300,000t for the first time in five years, research from Eblex has shown.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
UK beef exports increase 20%, while offal is up 70%

UK beef exports were up 20% by volume in June compared with the same month last year, while the value of the offal trade increased by 70% on the year, according to HMRC.

Posted: 18 August 2014 | Full Article
EU takes action over Russian import ban

The European Union has taken its first action to ease the pressure on prices caused by Russia’s ban on Western food imports.

Posted: 18 August 2014 | Full Article
Young farmers chosen for government starter farm

A married couple from Fife has been chosen to run the first Scottish government starter farm in the Highlands.

Posted: 18 August 2014 | Full Article
'Take on apprentices to secure farming's future'

More farmers are being urged to take on apprentices to help their businesses and ensure the industry has enough skilled people for the future.

Posted: 18 August 2014 | Full Article
Practical and tax tips for farm diversifications

Diversification is about 
adding profit and value to your existing business – making the most of your assets, writes Stephen Rudd

Posted: 17 August 2014 | Full Article
Scottish farmer share of beef price at five-year low

Scottish farmers’ share of the supermarket beef price is at the lowest level for five years, according to new figures.

Posted: 16 August 2014 | Full Article
Business clinic: best finance options for buying machinery

This month, Farmers Weekly’s experts give advice on financing new machinery purchases, fire insurance, grain marketing and storing non-farming equipment in barns.

Posted: 16 August 2014 | Full Article
World food prices fall to six-month low

World food prices fell to their lowest level in six months during July, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) food price index.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
Norfolk farm offers diverse opportunity

The chance to buy about 380 acres of Norfolk farmland with irrigation has arisen with the sale of Harling Farm.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
UK records first dairy trade surplus in two years

The UK dairy trade balance in May produced a surplus for the first time since May 2012, as imports fell by 16% and exports increased by 15% over the past year.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
2014 Farmers Weekly Farm Adviser finalists revealed

In an increasingly complicated farming landscape of legislation, regulation and advancing technology, farmers require expert input to get the most out of their businesses and stay within the rules.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
How setting up a company can help succession and diversification

Succession planning for the family business is one of the most frequent discussions I have with clients, alongside the size of the tax bill.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
Check farmworkers' contracts for accommodation tax changes

Employers providing accommodation for their workers should review their arrangements if they want to avoid possible tax in the future.

Posted: 14 August 2014 | Full Article
Mixed picture for farms' finances

The financial position of farming businesses was widely variable between sectors and farm size in the period of 2010-11 to 2012-13, according to recently released figures from Defra.

Posted: 14 August 2014 | Full Article
Russia import ban raises fears of lower UK prices

Russia’s decision to ban food imports from Western countries has raised fears of lower prices among UK farmers and businesses.

Posted: 14 August 2014 | Full Article
Pork processor Tulip to get £16m investment boost

A major pork processor is to invest £16m in its Cornish plants.

Posted: 14 August 2014 | Full Article

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