Diversification news around the UK

22 March 2021

The perfect partner for free range

17 March 2021

Which farming sector suits free range production?

HSBC launches £1.2bn lending fund for farming businesses

10 March 2021

Fund aims to help farmers grow and innovate

Collaboration 'key' to making most of farm shop boom

8 March 2021

Retail expert tells farmers to work together

Government urged to back UK rural tourism this summer

23 February 2021

Rural tourism businesses may reopen on 12 April

Rural tourism firms relieved as short let plans suspended

19 February 2021

NFU Scotland raised concern over the proposals

Lake District launches 'pop up' campsite guide for farmers

19 February 2021

It comes ahead of this year's staycation boom

Make rural tourism VAT cut permanent, CLA says

8 February 2021

Move could 'add £4.5bn to economy'

Digital vending machines sees lockdown success for farm

5 February 2021

Innovation has been key to success during pandemic

Scottish rural firms slam 'disastrous' short-term lets regulations

27 January 2021

The regulations would create a new licensing system

Farm makes £50,000 after diversifying into goat Zoom calls

26 January 2021

Farm allows public to book a goat to join video calls

Organic eggs and ice cream help secure farm's future

4 January 2021

Norfolk farm lost market for eggs in 2014

Don't fall foul of legislation for volunteers, rural firms told

15 December 2020

Adherence to volunteer regulations 'is essential'

Crops such as cannabis could be grown in Scotland, report says

8 December 2020

Farmers encouraged to look at novel crops

Beef farmers capitalise on growing demand for UK staycations

3 December 2020

Cheshire farm enters glamping market with luxury pods

New TV series to help struggling farmers diversify

10 September 2020

Channel 5 series to boost farmers' income

Scottish farm and food businesses to share £5m grant

10 August 2020

Grants awarded to help firms expand

Fund for Lincs farmers to purchase equipment

4 August 2020

Deadline looms for the rural funding

Vending machine boosts milk demand for farming couple

3 August 2020

They wanted to move back to glass bottles

New TV series seeks farmers keen to diversify

22 July 2020

The show is due to film later this year

Proposals made to simplify planning system for rural areas

20 July 2020

Planning system is 'harming' rural economy

Survey shows key concerns on re-opening farm attractions

15 July 2020

Key learning points listed for farmers

Prince Charles encourages public to visit farm parks

2 July 2020

Farm attractions to open in England on 4 July

PM's pledge to simplify planning system welcomed by rural sector

1 July 2020

Plans aim to kick start post-Covid economy

£480k loan helps farm boost egg production to meet demand

29 June 2020

Free range egg farm has diversified its operations

Coronavirus: Rural groups welcome 4 July re-opening

24 June 2020

PM confirms hotels and campsites to reopen

Eco-friendly farm launches milk vending machine

22 June 2020

Public can even create DIY milkshakes

New webinar to explore farm shop diversification

22 June 2020

Farm shops – where do you start?

Planning red tape 'putting farmers off' diversifying

22 June 2020

Process criticised as 'overly bureaucratic'

Coronavirus: Scottish rural tourism set to open next month

11 June 2020

Agri-tourism businesses set to benefit

Coronavirus: Jimmy's Farm to reopen after 'rock bottom trading'

11 June 2020

Farm attraction has seen 'hardest of times'