Agriculture

Experts warn a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will ruin Britain’s organic food industry

MP’s will vote on a no-deal Brexit this evening following Theresa May’s huge defeat last night. The Prime Ministers Brexit deal was voted against by 391 to 247. But, industry experts warn Britain’s organic food industry could be ruined overnight if a no-deal Brexit is decided. Certified organic meat, vegetables and even beer will have…

Why is deer farming a good idea?

With less than seven months to go until Brexit, government has asked industry leaders to assess the impact on UK food and farming if an extreme no-deal Brexit happens. At last months Tory Party Conference the subject of food tariffs was raised by the NFU and the Food and Drink Federation. Farm organisations have been…

Advice for Farmers…

The Farmers Guardian reported that Defra has made a conscious decision to allow up to a quarter of the UK’s least efficient farms to go into liquidation following Brexit, raising concerns for the future of family farming. The British people are extremely proud of our locally produced food and traditional farming methods, recognising the contribution…

Refinance of Farm Equipment and Machinery

For farmers who are ‘cash-poor’ refinancing farm equipment or machinery could be a good option. This essentially means freeing up the cash value from assets already owned within a farm business and injecting much needed capital in other areas. This might sound like a risky option, however, if a farmer can access a good finance…

Farm Diversification

At the moment many farmers are engaged with only one or two types of agricultural enterprises, due to varying conditions and circumstances, entire businesses can stagnate. Especially with uncertainties around Brexit it’s impossible to secure a reliable and predictable income. In the meantime, all taxes, expenses and overheads need to be supported. Since there is…

Livestock Finance

Countryfile Live reported the devastating impact the falling price of milk is having on our dairy farmers. They suggested ‘the UK’s dairy farmers are in crisis, with as many as half of dairy farmers going out of business in the last 10 years.’ For some it means they are now getting only 25 pence-per-litre for…

Funding for British Farmers and Agricultural Services….

Farming UK reports ‘financial pressures from supermarket price wars, delayed basic payments, volatile markets and the fall in milk prices are contributing to British farmers racking up record debts.’ In summary, British farmers are experiencing cash flow pressures as they face some of the toughest market conditions in recent times. The NFU is calling for…