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As I walked out one midsummer morning – December 2014

It might be tempting to think that the CLM article was transforming into a Laurie Lee book review column. What I am actually alluding to is that at some stage (not necessarily in mid-summer although it may be marginally more pleasant then), it’s always good to get out and about to make sure that things on the ground are all as they should be.

 Article by Alex Macdonald Open PDF

Predictably unpredictable – November 2014

On the eve of the Basic Payment Scheme the farming industry is under the cosh. They say everything goes in cycles; up, down, up and then down again.  If needed, the dictionary defines volatility as: liable to change rapidly and unpredictably.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

CLM Special Report – October 2014

Going beyond farming to support business….

A special report on CLM prepared by South East Farmer

 Article by Open PDF

The devil is in the detail – September 2014

ELS and OELS agreements that started on or after January 2012 started too late to receive the full protection of Jim Paice’s pledge…….

 Article by Kevin Jay Open PDF

Farmland is not just for farmers

Should we take more interest in the land around us? To many the countryside is a mystery. Whether driving through country lanes, walking the South Downs or exercising the dog most of us use it in one way or another.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

The three crop penalty – August 2014

The BPS three crop rule will be a real game changer………………

 Article by MATTHEW BERRYMAN Open PDF

A third crop that works? – July 2014

A third crop that works?

With an increasing number of anaerobic digesters being installed and granted planning permission there will potentially be many benefits and opportunities for neighbouring farmers to take advantage of.  The vast majority of new AD plants are designed to run wholly on forage crops such as maize, rye and fodder beet but the key question is “Do they all have enough acres to sustainably feed the hungry beasts from their own farm alone?”

For example a 1 mega watt plant run solely on maize would require in the region of 25,000 tonnes of maize silage per year. 

 Article by PHIL GOSCOMB Open PDF

Reform is a missed opportunity – July 2014

By now I would hope that you have a reasonable grasp of the brave new world of the Basic Payment Scheme………….

 Article by ANTHONY WESTON Open PDF

Working out the value of subsidy entitlements – July 2014

As we should all be acutely aware, commodity prices are strongly linked to supply and demand…………….

 Article by KEVIN JAY Open PDF

CLM Summer 2014 Update

CAP Reform Defra details announced!

Key points looking forward to 2015, Establishing BPS Entitlements, Young Farmer Top Up, Greening, New Environmental Land Management Schemes, Issues that you may need to consider now!

 Article by CLM Open PDF


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