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Concerns over public rights of way aired at online meeting

Farmers concerned about public access over their land voiced their worries last week at an online seminar organised by Farmers’ Union of Wales and Davis Meade Property Consultants.

Agricultural tenants warned over withholding rent

Tenant farmers adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic are being advised that they must still pay their rent if they have been served with a two months’ notice to pay despite adjustments made to possession legislation in the Coronavirus Act.

Web seminar for farmers on Rights of Way

Farmers in Wales are being invited to join an online seminar on Public Access and Rights of Way being organised by Farmers’ Union of Wales and Davis Meade Property Consultants.

Ongoing concerns over Nitrate Vulnerable Zones in Wales

Farmers and land managers in Wales are concerned over proposed new water quality regulations which could cause further hardship to farmers already suffering from the impact of Coronavirus.

Extra month to claim for farm payments

Farmers and land managers now have until June 15 to apply for BPS payments and to claim funding for their environmental and woodland work under other schemes

All Wales Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)

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Experienced land agent appointed at Davis Meade Property Consultants

Land agent Edward Page has joined Davis Meade Property Consultants (DMPC) to advise their rural property holding clients across Powys, South Wales, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and north Wiltshire.

Apply now for Countryside Stewardship

Farmers and land managers should consider applying for the improved Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme as an effective means of moving towards the government’s future Environmental Land Management (ELM) Scheme.

Free online seminars for farmers

Farmers and land managers looking for support and professional guidance during the Coronavirus lock down are being invited to join a series of free web-based discussions.

Capital grants for tourism in Wales

Tourism businesses in Wales can apply for grant aid from the Welsh Government’s Micro and Small Business Fund (MSBF) but the terms and conditions can be quite onerous.

Agriculture Bill brings tenancy reform

Significant changes to agricultural tenancies are in the government’s 2020 Agriculture Bill which should help improve productivity and succession.

Rail company ordered to clean up its ditches

Network Rail has been ordered to clean up ditches after the Agricultural Land Tribunal ruled that a farmer's land adjoining railway land was compromised.

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Agriculture Bill marks way for Public Money for Public Goods

The Agriculture Bill has been introduced in parliament triggering the beginning of a new regime of agricultural support with ‘Public Money for Public Goods’ key to future payments through the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).

BPS to continue at same level of funding

News that farmers in Wales will be paid the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2020 at the same level as in recent years will enable farmers to plan their farming year with greater confidence.

Cross compliance 2020 guide for ENGLAND

GOV.UK have published the ‘Guide to cross compliance in England 2020’.

Consultation on compulsory purchase procedure in Wales

The Welsh Government is seeking comments on proposal to update the Compulsory Purchase procedure in Wales to assist the delivery of land for housing and redevelopment.

Annual Sheep and Goat inventory for England

The annual sheep and goat inventory for farmers in England should be completed for 1st December.

Welsh Basic Payment Scheme extended until 2021

Wales' Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has confirmed that the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in Wales will continue in 2021 (subject to available UK government funding), meaning the transition to the proposed new Land Management Programme will not start until 2022.

Take care with slurry storage after flooding

Farmers with land affected by the autumn high rainfall should consult The Environment Agency (EA) if they feel that their slurry storage capacity will not be sufficient until the end of the NVZ closed period or until land is suitable for spreading.

Arbitration expert leads national seminar

A Shropshire chartered surveyor has been invited to take a leading role in a live conference on rural arbitration being organised by a national seminar provider.

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