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………………


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?”

 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………….


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

Ten years of change, growth and challenge – June 2014

Over the last ten years our industry has seen massive change…

 Article by MARK WEAVER Open PDF

CLM Spring 2014 Update

CAP Reform – Key points looking forward to 2015

CLM Recruitment

Environmental Stewardship – Would your farm pass inspection?

CLM celebrates 10 year anniversary!

 Article by CLM Open PDF

BPS – is that the best they could do? – May 2014

Despite share price controversy the recent sale of the Post Office achieved the desired outcome. You can be sure that government officials patted each other on the back for a job well done.  First Class! However, just along the corridor the team responsible for the introduction of the Basic Payment Scheme may not be feeling quite so comfortable.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

When’s your MOT due? – April 2014

Although I am only referring to car MOT’s figuratively…….


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