Diversification news around the UK

8 August 2019



Scottish Tories unveil agritourism plan to boost farmers

29 July 2019

Plan to accelerate rural growth

Funding deals help young farmers diversify and expand

25 July 2019

Big deals are allowing farmers to grow

Farmer plants Miscanthus to boost soil and income

24 July 2019

A Norfolk farmer is increasing his income

Farmers to cook dishes with strong connection to farm

22 July 2019

The event will happen at Royal Welsh Show

Rare-breed 'eco-farm' up on market for £1.3m

1 July 2019

'Whoever buys this farm, their life will change for the better'

Opportunity for long-term farm business investment

25 June 2019

Farms to benefit from an unusually favourable set of circumstances

Two farmers win award for their sustainable crisp brand

21 June 2019

The pair grow, harvest, cook and pack their own crisps

Yorkshire farmers call for increased support post-Brexit

28 May 2019

Survey asks Yorkshire farmers to shape industry action plan

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...