Deadline looming to complete annual sheep and goat inventory

The deadline is fast looming for livestock keepers in Wales to submit their annual sheep and goat inventory.

Shropshire surveyor shares expertise on rural arbitration

A Shropshire chartered surveyor and leading light on rural dispute resolution is now sharing his expertise and experience as a guest lecturer at Harper Adams University.

Conwy seeks views to help shape future

Conwy County Borough Council is reviewing its Local Development Plan and has put together two consultation papers.

£80m package for farming and environment in Wales

An £80 million funding package to help farmers face the considerable challenges of Brexit and support delivery of environmental outcomes in Wales has been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

Precious resources such as water need protection now

Increasing population and rising temperatures are putting pressure on natural resources and farmers and landowners will face additional challenges in the years ahead to protect precious assets such as water, the life blood of the industry.

Make time to have a family conversation about succession

Christmas is upon us, a time for celebration and spending time with the family. For farmers, the festive period may also offer the odd extra hour away from farm to spend time thinking about the future of the business.

Time to put forward development sites in Blaenau Gwent

Land and property owners in Blaenau Gwent with land that may be suitable for development are being invited to contact the Council over the next few months so that land can be considered for inclusion in future plans.

Compensation claims system not easy says surveyor

The Welsh Assembly is investigating its compensation claim system for land and property affected by public works and called in the expertise of Shropshire land agent Philip Meade of Davis Meade Property Consultants at Oswestry to give evidence at the Senedd Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee.

BPS 2018 greening and entitlement values set

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed the entitlement values and greening rates for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments.

Top award on the table for Oswestry land agents

An Oswestry-based firm of land agents has reached the finals of a competition for rural businesses.

Apply now for farm business grants in Wales

Farmers and land managers in Wales have until October 26 to apply for a Farm Business Grant (FBG) to help improve the economic and environmental performance of their holdings.

Sustainable Production Grant to enhance farm environment in Wales

The deadline is fast approaching in Wales to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for capital investment into equipment and machinery that will address the impacts of pollution on farms and benefit the wider environment.

Rare opportunity to acquire a character smallholding in Denbighshire

A rare opportunity to acquire a character smallholding with period farmhouse, traditional and modern outbuildings and productive land extending in all to 17.75 acres (7.18 ha) or thereabouts, has arisen with the sale of Segrwyd Ucha, Peniel Road, Denbigh.

Permitted Development Rights for the change of use of agricultural buildings

Recent changes to building and planning legislation could make it easier for farmers to convert redundant farm buildings into housing.

Caution over farm rent increases

The prolonged cold, wet start to the year impacted across all farming sectors and with the dry summer weather dashing hopes of a bumper harvest, margins are likely to be squeezed this year for most farmers in England and Wales.

Call for development sites in Denbighshire

Land and property owners in Denbighshire with land that may be suitable for development are being invited to put forward sites for possible inclusion in the new Local Development Plan (LDP).

Call for land suitable for housing development in Conwy

A call is being made to land and property owners in Conwy who may have land suitable for future housing projects.

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