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5 December 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News

Weddings in the woods or on mountain tops could provide a diversification opportunity for every farmer in England and Wales, financial experts say. ...

Outdoor weddings can provide diversification opportunity for farmers

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29 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

A new 'Countryside Charter' has been proposed to deliver a strong Brexit for the rural sector after the UK leaves the EU. The “Enterprising Country...

'Countryside Charter' proposes policies for strong rural sector

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26 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News

A Wiltshire estate which has successfully diversified into brewing vodka and gin is the latest farm to be featured in a series of podcasts looking at ...

Wiltshire farm which brews gin featured in diversification podcast

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3 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

One in five UK farmers plan to diversify to make farmers financially sustainable without direct subsidies after the UK leaves the EU, new research has...

Fifth of farmers plan to diversify to remain financially sound after Brexit

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17 October 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News

A family-run farm in Somerset has took an unusual diversification path with the launch of their new eco-toilet business. Gilcombe Farm in Bruton, w...

Family farm diversifies with new eco-toilet business

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27 September 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News

A farmer's proposals to breed edible outdoor snails on his farm could lead to a lucrative new stream of income. North Wales beef and sheep farmer R...

Farming family's new entrepreneurial idea is all about snails

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Sustainable energy experts have advised that there are still opportunities for farmers looking to diversify in order to "transform" their income. A...

Renewable energy projects can 'transform' farmers' income

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20 July 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News

Rural businesses which run furnished holiday lets or livery stables could now benefit from Inheritance Tax relief following two favourable court cases...

Courts ease tax relief bindings for rural businesses

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17 July 2018 | Diversification,Government,News

Celebrity farmer Jimmy Doherty will be investigating different ways farmers can plan diversification activities to support their farms after Brexit. ...

Celebrity farmer Jimmy Doherty to help farmers diversify

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Farmers have been encouraged to plan ahead and look at green projects as the future of UK farming looks set to change. Various grants and funding a...

Farmers encouraged to plan ahead by looking at green projects

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28 June 2018 | Dairy,Diversification,Finance,News,Produce

A farm which has plans to become the first Scottish producer of buffalo mozzarella is among eleven projects to receive a share of £3.6m. Projects a...

Farm's ambitions to become Scotland's first producer of buffalo mozzarella

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27 April 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News,Shows and Events

The farming family behind Riviera Produce have been crowned Cornwall's overall Farmers of the Year for supporting the local economy. David, Suzanne...

Family behind Riviera Produce crowned Cornwall's Farmers of the Year

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The European Commission has conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto. Bayer has now received approvals for the transaction f...

EU conditionally approves Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto

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Farmers will need to innovate to drive their businesses forward in the new world that lies ahead – which will mean considering new business structures...

New ways of thinking and innovation will help farmers in 'new world that lies ahead'

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Farmers should get paid for a range of benefits and services that society needs, such as healthy soils and clean water, according to a new report. ...

Farmers should be paid for services which benefit society, report states

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28 December 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Grassland,News,Shows and Events

Optimising farming systems has emerged as the stand out theme of the first year of the Monitor Farm Scotland programme. Every one of the nine farms...

Optimising farming systems stand out theme for 1st year of Scottish Monitor Farms

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6 December 2017 | Diversification,News,Property News

If you have Santa’s grotto in your field or a Christmas fair in your barn be sure you are tax compliant, according to chartered accountants. It’s ...

Santa's grotto or Christmas fair? Farmers urged to be tax compliant with diversification

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28 November 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

The Countryside Stewardship scheme will be simplified into four new streamlined offers which will launch in January, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has ...

Gove's pledge to rid 'burdensome' policy sees Countryside Stewardship simplified

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20 November 2017 | Dairy,Diversification,Finance,News

A vending machine dispensing raw milk produced by one of the last remaining pedigree Ayrshire herds in South East Wales has helped to secure the futur...

Raw milk sales secure future of Welsh family farm

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16 October 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Market Reports,News,Products

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s crop science business for €5.9bn (£5.25bn). Bayer intends to divest these asse...

BASF acquires significant parts of Bayer’s crop science business for £5.2bn

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9 October 2017 | Diversification,Finance,News,Shows and Events

Amazon has announced a new academy dedicated to rural businesses, following a reported growth in small and medium-sized enterprises in the countryside...

Retail giant Amazon launches academy for UK's rural SMEs

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26 September 2017 | Diversification,Education,Finance,News,Shows and Events

Small farm businesses across Wales are being invited to take part in the second year of the highly successful The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, ...

Small Welsh farm businesses invited to the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme

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25 September 2017 | Diversification,News,Property News

The number of agricultural to residential conversions in the UK has dropped 34% in six months, from 574 in Q3 2016 to just 377 in Q1 2017. Accordin...

Agricultural to residential conversions drop 34 per cent in six months

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19 September 2017 | Diversification,Education,Finance,News

A new business guide to help foster a budding entrepreneurial spirit in rural areas has been launched after demand showed room for more support aimed ...

New guide launched to encourage entrepreneurship in young farmers

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The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer under the EU Merger Regulation. The Com...

EU opens investigation into porposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer

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