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Developments in rural dispute resolution – getting younger surveyors involved

The various forms of dispute resolution, especially arbitration, often get a bad press, especially in the rural sector where arbitration in particular is seen as risky, expensive and slow.

Sustainable Production Grant to enhance farm environment in Wales

Farmers have until April 12 to apply for grants in Wales of up to £50,000 for capital investment into equipment and machinery that will address the impacts of pollution on farms.

Time to apply for 2019 Basic Payment

Farmers in Wales are being reminded that it is time to apply for their 2019 Basic Payment. This will the penultimate year for a direct payment from the current scheme as in 2021 a gradual five-year phasing in of the new Land Management Programme structure will kick in.

Another chance to apply for farm business grants

Farmers in Wales are being offered another chance to apply for a farm business grant up to £12,000 to help improve the economic and environmental performance of their holdings.

Farm Business Grant - Wales

The Welsh Government - Farm Business Grant - Window 6 will open on the 4th March 2019. To be eligible to apply you must have attended a Farming Connect, Farming for the Future roadshow event. For a list of venues and dates for the roadshow meetings please see below.

Brexit worries over farm rents

With Brexit looming and no clear path to a deal being agreed, farmers are being urged to be cautious about accepting any rent increases this spring.

Entitlements trading begins for 2019 BPS claims

Trading has begun for farmers and landowners to buy, sell or lease Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements in readiness for the 2019 claim.

Developments in rural dispute resolution – getting younger surveyors involved

The various forms of dispute resolution, especially arbitration, often get a bad press, especially in the rural sector where arbitration in particular is seen as risky, expensive and slow.

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.

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