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21 April 2018 | Online since 2003

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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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21 August 2017 | Diversification,Government,News,Rural Life

A farming union has described how Welsh government proposals buried within a consultation will have 'major repercussions' for farmers in the country. ...

'Radical' new countryside proposals could have 'major repercussions' for Welsh farmers

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4 August 2017 | Diversification,Finance,News

An established arable farmer in Prescot, Merseyside has received a six-figure finance package from Yorkshire Bank, enabling them to undertake large-sc...

Arable farmer receives six-figure package to help diversify

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A report has been released showing the barriers young entrants into farming face in today's often uncertain times. The NatWest report, Harvesting t...

Young people face barriers in farming as report shows 13% of farmers are under 45

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20 July 2017 | Diversification,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

A thriving wedding venue born from a derelict sheep farm and a rural healthcare service are just some of the businesses shortlisted for an annual even...

Farm diversification award shortlist shows magnitude of rural entrepreneurialism

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18 July 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Meat Processing,News,Produce

New financial support has been launched to help farmers enter the flourishing UK venison industry, in which establishing herds has traditionally been ...

'Deer finance': Support launched specifically for farmers wanting to establish deer herds

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13 July 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News

A government pledge to British farmers to match-fund projects financed by the EU in the wake of Brexit offers a 'unique opportunity that many don't kn...

Brexit: Farmers 'unaware' of UK treasury grants

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8 July 2017 | Diversification,Finance,News,Property News

Farming businesses which operate as partnerships should check the legal ownership of their land and update partnership agreements to avoid a hefty tax...

Check farm partnerships to avoid unnecessary tax, warns financial experts

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7 July 2017 | Diversification,Education,News,Shows and Events

A conference has said that the future of agriculture and food production lies with young people, and that 'school farms' are important in building up ...

School farms 'important' in building children's passion about farming

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Farmers are being urged to look into the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme because it of offers higher payments than the old scheme, Entry Level...

Farmers urged to look into mid-tier Countryside Stewardship for higher payments

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Popular tourist destination Sacrewell Farm is to receive funding to a value of £21,240 from a community fund to create a farm camp so children can be ...

Sacrewell Farm receives £21k funding to help children learn about farming

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A new report which analyses the financial situation of the UK's hill farmers highlights Brexit concerns to a sector which is 'crucial' to the rural ec...

Report highlights Brexit concerns for 'crucial' hill farmers

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A city farm in Edinburgh is looking to tackle its debts by offering yoga classes and corporate days. Gorgie City Farm, which has been in the city f...

City farm aims to offer yoga classes following £100k appeal

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