Farming Focus – October 2023

In the October 2023 edition of Farming Focus we report on ‘accelerated payments‘ for the early SFI adopters and the opening of the new Calf Housing Grant.  If you require assistance with applying to either of these grants please get in touch with one of our consultants (details can be found below).  Ongoing technical problems means some CS Mid Tier applications are still outstanding.  We report on the delay to the introduction of the BNG requirement and on the House of Lords blocking the Government’s plans to scrap Nutrient Neutrality commitments; what does this mean for these markets?  Those blighted by footpaths through their farmyards may find it easier to get them diverted following new guidance.  The latest edition of the renowned John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook has just been published.  We also look into the loss of parallel spray imports and that the new interim environmental scheme in Wales is open for EOIs.

The Spotlight article this month looks at the latest budget and forecasts for The Andersons Centre’s Meadow Farm, a notional mixed farm set it the Midlands.

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

There is also an opportunity to earn £20 by sharing your opinions on Biodiversity as part of a survey being undertaken by England Marketing on behalf of Osnabrück University and the James Hutton Institute.

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