Clarkson’s Farm 2 – 5 Key Takeaways for Farmers Looking into Farm Diversification

Warning – Contains Spoilers! Clarkson’s Farm 2 arrived on Amazon Prime on the 10th February 2023. This season has had great reviews from viewers and farmers alike. If you haven’t watched this new series of Clarkson’s hilarious antics and adventures in farming, we suggest doing so! The second season picks up where the first left […]

Farming Transformation Fund – Slurry Infrastructure Grant

The first application round for the Slurry Infrastructure Grant is now open ( as of 6th December 2022) and will remain open until 31st January 2023. With increasing scrutiny and attention towards the farming industry surrounding pollution caused by poor slurry management, there is now more pressure than ever placed on farmers to ensure good […]

What are the major concerns facing British farmers today?

Harvest, yields, field fires, drought, markets, winter drilling campaigns, input prices, and so on. Farmers’ minds are currently occupied with major events, processes and decision-making synonymous with this time of and the current climate. Speaking with others within the industry and reading through farming press, it appears as though these issues are at the forefront […]

What can you do to limit the impact of rising temperatures on your farm?

This week we saw field fires in multiple counties across the UK. This unprecedented heat seen throughout the UK has brought to light the growing impact of climate change on our countryside. It has become increasingly clear that, while these are currently exceptional circumstances, they will eventually turn into yearly occurrences, as we have seen […]

Added Value Grant – A New Opportunity

As we have often discussed, the funding of farm diversification projects appears to be a significant obstacle for many farm businesses. Many diversification projects require large amounts of capital expenditure. The current market volatility and soaring input costs place UK farmers in a position where they face larger than ever, looming operational costs. Having a […]

Farm Diversification & Generational Relationships Within the Family Farm

The Agricultural Transition Plan mentions intended support to new entrants through the lump sum exit scheme and funding for new land access channels. However, this support for new entrants is largely unclarified at this stage. Therefore, many young people interested in rural business will look towards there family farm. As the agricultural industry evolves, it […]

Farm Diversification on Tenanted Farms

The tiered reduction of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) subsidies and the ongoing lack of clarity surrounding the Environmental Land Management subsidy grow increasingly prevalent as time progresses towards 2027. As a result, non-agricultural income in the form of diversification appears to be increasingly appealing as a means of reducing financial risk. Owner-occupied farms, obviously, are […]