Farmers Weekly In this episode, we meet the Warwickshire farmer who has made his own satellite guidance system for less than £1000. And with the first cuts less than six months away, farmers are unprepared for the big drop in income they will suffer as the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is phased out in England. The […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers are being urged to ensure their businesses can survive without the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which is due to be phased out in England. Some 36% of farm income relies on the BPS payment, according to a Farmers Weekly survey. But one in three farmers are yet to start preparing for its […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers are keen to deliver the government’s vision for a greener countryside – but desperately need more details to do so successfully. The stark warning follows a Farmers Weekly survey examining the future of farm support for agriculture – including re-focusing payments to reward growers and livestock producers for undertaking environmental work. The […]
Farmers Weekly While tight supply makes the outlook relatively firm for some farm outputs, global factors and the path of the UK’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic mean things are far from certain in many sectors. The AHDB’s latest sector outlooks for the next six months set out the prospects for the main commodities, […]
Farmers Weekly Growing a permanent clover understory beneath cash crops known as a “living mulch” could provide an effective way to control weeds, fix nitrogen and boost farm productivity. In a field lab trial last spring, six farmers from across England attempted to grow a living mulch cover, which they believe will help build soil […]
Farmers Weekly The phase-out of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is set to have a huge impact on farm incomes across England. After the first cuts this year, farm businesses face the loss of at least half their annual basic payment by 2024 – with the whole lot gone by 2028. See also: Exit scheme […]
Farmers Weekly Combines are rolling up and down the country, with winter barley and oilseed rape producing steady yields after fair weather harvest windows. Cornwall In the far South West, farmer and contractor Matthew Collins took advantage of eight full days of fair weather at Chy-Vellan Farm, Penzance – a rarity with Cornish weather. See […]
Farmers Weekly This week marks the web and magazine launch of Transition, a a major new initiative from Farmers Weekly that will, over the next year, also include a series of webinars and a monthly podcast. The overarching purpose of this extra content is to accompany farmers as they move away from the Basic Payment […]
Farmers Weekly So much of what us farmers do is affected by the weather. This past month has been so dry, and I’ve been very thankful for it. We have managed to get roads laid, a handling system dug out and walls poured. Strainer holes have been dug and fences put up and finished with […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers are keen to secure a more financially and environmentally sustainable future for their businesses. But many say they don’t know where to begin. One-third of farm income comes from the annual basic payment, a Farmers Weekly survey reveals. Although many farmers would like to reduce their reliance on this revenue, they say […]
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