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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...

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...

Coronavirus government support for agriculture and rural businesses

Over the past few days, the government has brought in an unprecedented number of measures. Many of these measures have the intent of keeping businesses afloat whilst allowing people to follow the government advice of staying at home. Farming has been largely ‘business as usual’ and...