22 August 1997

Tenants rents frozen

FARM tenants in Hereford and Worcester are to have their rents frozen for 12 months, until Michaelmas 1998, due to the fall in farm incomes caused by the BSE crisis and the green £ revaluations.

The stance has been welcomed by the Tenant Farmers Association, which said it was encouraged that the county council, which currently lets over 11,000 acres to 270 tenants, was taking a responsible attitude.

Reg Haydon, TFA chairman, said the decision reflected the reality of the current situation, and he hoped other local authorities would follow its example.n

Hands on demos at second Farm-IT

Computers and information technology will again be the centre of attention at the NAC Stoneleigh on Nov 25 and 26, when the Royal Agricultural Society of England and farmers weekly host the second Farm-IT event.

Specialist arable, dairy and pig products will be on show, along with general farm business technology. There will also be a comprehensive programme of seminars, workshops and "hands-on" opportunities. Farm-IT will run alongside Grain 97, providing the perfect chance to answer all your questions. Admission to both is free.