Farming Focus – July 2023

In the July 2023 edition of Farming Focus we report on the upcoming grant funding in England including large-scale capital grants, calf housing, barn-top solar and another round of the Slurry Infrastructure Grant.  We take a look at the recent rise in UK Base Rates and at how productive UK agriculture has been.  We report on the change in area of land farmed organically and on the AHDB’s proposed increase in levy rates.  Are you interested in driving nature recovery?  Read about the next round of the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund which is being targeted at groups of farmers.  Thinking about planting trees in Wales?  Take a look, the final grant window for this year opens shortly with increased payment rates.  Do you farm in the English Uplands?  Read how Defra has equalised stewardship rates for upland and lowland farms for certain options.

The Spotlight article this month looks at the latest announcement from Defra on the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), including all the options available, together with payment rates.

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

UK Feed Supplements White Paper Study

The Andersons Centre (Andersons) is undertaking a white paper study on key trends in the UK grazing livestock feed supplements’ market. As part of this research, we are seeking input from grazing livestock farmers on current usage of feed supplements, purchasing behaviour, key drivers of decision-making and how future changes are likely to shape how feed supplements are used. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete. All input will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and no information or opinion provided will be sourced individually to any participant or to any participant’s organisation. As a gesture of our thanks for your input, we are offering a complimentary copy of the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook. To be eligible for a complimentary copy, all sections of the survey must be completed. The survey closes on 7th July. You can participate in the survey via:

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