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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...

Women in Farming | International Women’s Day

Ask someone to describe a farmer and we would wager good money that the description would include wellies, a checked shirt and them being a ‘he’. On the first International Women’s Day of the 2020s, we at Acres Insurance Brokers wanted to find out whether...

Farm Expo Event 2020

An Acres Insurance Brokers Day Out- Trade stands, seminars, debates, and networking opportunities at Farm Expo in Kent   New kids on the block in the world of agricultural shows, Farm Expo, held their second annual event on Wednesday 4th March. Organised by the Kent County Agricultural Society,...

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...

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 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...