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Check your Insurance on Classic Modern Tractors

The second-hand tractor market has seen a huge surge in demand, and prices for more simple, mechanically robust machines have rocketed over the last 3 years. The people buying them are not necessarily collectors but increasingly working farmers, both large and small, who are looking for...

DEFRA scraps EU’s greening requirements for 2021

DEFRA scraps EU’s greening requirements for 2021, as time runs out for farmers to give feedback on the new ELM scheme   Welcome news from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon George Eustice MP yesterday and an insight into how they...

A year in the life of Acres Insurance Brokers | Cereals 2020

This time last year, we were standing in a very muddy, very cold field, promoting the start of Acres Insurance Brokers at The Cereals Event. We were an unrecognised, new brand in the agricultural insurance industry. We knew we had a fantastic and incredibly experienced...

Supporting our Dairy Farmers

Good news for dairy farmers last week! The government announced funding to support eligible dairy farming businesses with access to up to £10,000 each. This is to help them cope with the impact from the coronavirus outbreak.   During April, there were widespread reports of dairy farmers...

Acres provides Hospital staff with homecooked meals

150 nutritious meals donated to Kettering General Hospital staff, made with British produce! Acres Insurance Brokers,  national farm insurance specialist at Brigstock, Northamptonshire HQ, donates 150 meals to support local NHS Wanting to do something to help during this ‘stay home - stay safe’ time is an...

Challenging Times: How Acres can be an asset

We have lost count of how many times we have said, “Speak to your insurance broker to ensure that you are covered” when giving insurance advice. Buying a new tractor? Speak to you broker. Diversifying? Speak to your broker. Looking to avoid paying higher premiums...

Update: Coronavirus government support for agriculture and rural businesses

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to a raft of new schemes and legislation to support individuals and businesses through a challenging period.   Last week we explained the relevance of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to farming businesses. However, the pandemic...