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How to create alternative streams of income from biodiversity net gain

Alongside carbon capture and regenerative farming, Biodiversity Net Gain is becoming a buzz word for how farmers can use their natural capital to create alternate income streams in the absence of BPS payments. Sam Paske, Managing Director of Integrated Land Management, explains what Biodiversity Net...

Young and seasonal drivers

Many farm businesses recruit seasonal harvest workers who are under the age of 25. When recruiting young workers who will be responsible for driving tractors and other farm vehicles, it is important to be aware of age restrictions and any limitations on your insurance. The first...

Why your farm business needs a Mobile Phone Policy?

The government is looking to tighten up the law regarding mobile phone use when driving. Currently, it is only an offence to be using a hand-held device when performing a function which involves ‘interactive communication’. When the changes take place (this year), a driver holding,...

Minimising claims and down time during silage season

The silage season is often high-pressure, fast-moving and with long hours. With working conditions like these, accidents may seem inevitable. Whilst your insurer will usually pay out for these accidents, the cost of having the entire team standing by whilst the mower is out of...

Why careful consideration of liability indemnity limits is of key importance

We, at Acres, often have the conversation about public liability cover when we deal with our agricultural clients and their residential properties. We recommend that they consider increased indemnity limits for public, product and employer’s liabilities from the standard ‘off the peg’ limits available for...

Do your sums insured reflect the recent increase in lamb values?

Producers selling lambs and ewes in the run up to Brexit amid fears of decreasing values, wet weather making finishing lambs a challenge and limited imports have all contributed to the value of lamb being some of the highest they have ever been.   Therefore, we recommend...

Why Use an Insurance Broker?

We often get asked what the benefits are of using an insurance broker. The misconception is often that it is a more costly way of getting the insurance you need, due to there being a middle man involved in the process. However, this is not...

Classic Tractor

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...