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The impact of claims and how a broker can support you

No-one likes paying insurance premiums, whether it is for your dog, car or farming business, but we all know that it is a vital cost. However, what everyone does not realise is that you as a farming business are in control of the cost of...

Fendt tractor on road with trees on either side near Acres Insurance head office

The Importance of Machinery Maintenance Records

Whilst the rain keeps falling and access to the land is limited for fear of getting well and truly stuck, it is inevitable that farmers up and down the country are using this time as a valuable opportunity to service and carry out repairs upon...

That’s a wrap, LAMMA 2020

Like Christmas and New Year, there are certain events in the calendar that come around with pleasing regularity and, for us in the Acres team and a large chunk of the farming community, LAMMA is one such event. For its second year now, LAMMA was held...

Should I increase our public liability cover?

Q. My insurance adviser is suggesting we increase our farm public liability insurance from £10m to £20m due to the fact we have grazing livestock in fields adjacent to a busy A-road. Why do we need to do this and what are the cost implications?   A. The...

Insurance implications of changing farm building use

Q. I have been approached by a local business to see if I am willing to rent them a 5,000sq ft farm building to use for storage of building materials and equipment. What are the insurance implications of doing this?   A. Although your existing farm buildings...

Insurance implications of a contract farming agreement

Q. I am entering into a contract farming agreement (CFA) with a neighbour. I am the contractor. I have been told the agreement will include an insurance clause. What will this mean, what should I be looking for in the agreement, and how do I...

Claas 8000 Series – Harvest Collection Ep 2

It's not often a new range of combines is announced. Here FarmerTorque had the opportunity to look over the new Claas 8000 series at Hambleys South West Claas dealer with Adam Heyward explaining some of the advanced new features....

Farmer Torque – Harvest Collection Ep 1

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Farmer Torque to provide you with current and relevant farming photography and videos. Over the forthcoming months we hope to share more harvesting, cultivations and machinery videos and pictures....

Wheat Harvest in France 2019

First field of wheat being cut on Sunday 7th July at La Tournaciere in central France. On very sandy land drought has taken its toll with yield at 7 tonne per hectare. Wheat being cut before oilseed rape as lower pods still too green - Roundup...

Spring Barley Harvest 2019

Good crop of spring barley being harvested on Saturday (6th July) at Buzancais in the Indre department of central France. Yielding 8.5 tonne per hectare and making malting spec. Approximately 400 hectares of winter barley has already been cut with disappointing yields of 6.0 - 6.5...