Rural

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...

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...

Keeping Children Safe on the Farm

This week is Family Safety Week (#FSW) and with schools closed and hospitals preparing for or admitting Coronavirus patients, the RoSPA have changed their theme for the week to the ‘Accident Free, Avoid A & E’ campaign. With schools closed and many farms suddenly becoming busy,...

Is your tractor insurance realistic?

Insuring your existing fleet or your latest bit of kit should be easy. You would think that you just choose between comprehensive cover or third party fire and theft and put a realistic value on the machine. Historically this would have been the case, when farms...

Don’t spend those unnecessary pennies

When running a farming business, it can often seem as though the money goes out faster than it is coming in, with a seemingly never-ending array of expenses and profits being dictated by the ever-unpredictable weather and market values. A lot of time can be...

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...

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...