Farming Focus – January 2023

The January 2023 edition of Farming Focus reports on the increased number of workers able to come to the UK under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.  Defra is expected to announce details of a further round of Landscape Recovery (LR) shortly, could this be of interest to you?  Already open in England is a pilot to help support new entrants into farming.  We also report on another grant due to open which will fund ‘ambitious solutions’ within agriculture and horticulture.  More details are emerging about the Nutrient Mitigation Scheme – could this be another income stream for you?  Or could changes to planning policy present opportunities for your business?  The Welsh Government has opened a consultation on introducing a licensing scheme to allow higher levels of nitrogen applications and has also confirmed the BPS will remain at current rates for 2023 and 2024.  Finally, we report on another Base Rate rise.

The Spotlight article this month looks at Agflation, examining how input costs continue to increase while output values stall.

Click Here to access our January 2023 edition of Farming Focus.

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