Diversification news around the UK

28 May 2019

Farmer seeks green light to build 'secure dog walking facility'

24 May 2019

He wants to build four dog walking paddocks

Family's plan to build free-range unit rejected for second time

24 May 2019

The Woosnams' wanted to diversify to sustain their family

Farm launches therapeutic horse meditation sessions

16 May 2019

The Cumbrian farm's sessions offers the chance to 'escape'

Farmer tells other to see 'bigger picture' and diversify

10 May 2019

Roddy Hamilton is investing in a new 'glamping' project

Peers support greater flexibility for tenant farmers

30 April 2019

Tenancy restrictions prevent farmers from diversifying, peers say

Farming family diversify into goat meat as demand increases

26 April 2019

Goat meat makes up around 60% of the red meat consumed worldwide

Business receives £1m bridging loan to complete large farmhouse

16 April 2019

The business wants to complete the development of a large farmhouse

UK's first 'farm drive thru' now open to public

3 April 2019

The drive thru is a UK first and shows an increasingly innovative industry

Yorkshire farmers set to wheel out mobile milk vending machine

19 March 2019

A mobile milk machine made from a horse box will begin operations

Farm which sells 'sausage rolls of exceeding enormity' wins £10k investment

19 March 2019

The farm business has now secured a £10,000 investment

Two Scottish farms chosen as new 'agri-tourism monitor farms'

15 March 2019

Two farms have been selected in Scotland to develop their food tourism business and encourage other farmers to follow their example. Work...

Farmers told to 'revisit business plans' to avoid difficulties after Brexit

14 March 2019

Farmers are being urged to “revisit their business plans”.

Scottish farming family open vodka visitor experience centre

6 March 2019

A Scottish farming family who turn misshapen potatoes into vodka have opened a tasting room and visitor experience on their farm. The pro...

Farmers flock to agri event seeking diversification advice

15 February 2019

Thousands of farmers flocked to Energy and Rural Business Show this month to explore diversification options to keep their businesses viable...

Outdoor weddings can provide diversification opportunity for farmers

5 December 2018

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

'Countryside Charter' proposes policies for strong rural sector

29 November 2018

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

Wiltshire farm which brews gin featured in diversification podcast

26 November 2018

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

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

3 November 2018

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

Family farm diversifies with new eco-toilet business

17 October 2018

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

Farming family's new entrepreneurial idea is all about snails

27 September 2018

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 shee...

Renewable energy projects can 'transform' farmers' income

29 August 2018

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

Courts ease tax relief bindings for rural businesses

20 July 2018

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

Celebrity farmer Jimmy Doherty to help farmers diversify

17 July 2018

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

Farmers encouraged to plan ahead by looking at green projects

4 July 2018

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...

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

28 June 2018

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. ...

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

27 April 2018

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

EU conditionally approves Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto

21 March 2018

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

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

9 February 2018

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

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

3 January 2018

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 r...

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

28 December 2017

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