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  • Farming rules for water – EA Regulatory Position Statement The farming rules for water are not new, they were introduced in April 2018 to help standardise good practice for water quality.  There are 8 rules and many of them duplicate with [...]

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    Defra have announced some details outlining their thoughts on a possible lump sum payment for retiring farmers and further detail on the de-linking of payments post 2024.  A consultation document has been released. Retirement lump sum As [...]

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    Potential new funding streams planned as part of Defra's 'Path to Sustainable Farming.' Farming Investment Fund – This is an umbrella for two productivity grants schemes which will open in autumn 2021: Farming Equipment and Technology [...]

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    Hot off the press 'The Path to Sustainable Farming' plan from DEFRA highlights attempts to improve farming systems and productivity whilst taking steps to improve animal welfare, the environment and reduce carbon emissions. Matthew Reed summaries[...]

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    We are extremely pleased to announce that during these strange times the RPA have paid over 95% of BPS Claims as of the 1st December. In addition 42% of Countryside Stewardship payments have now been paid. We would like thank our BPS [...]

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    Bateman Hosegood yesterday attended the online CAAV/BURGESS SALMON 2020 Conference. We have been updated on current salient topics for our clients farming businesses including:- Much needed clarity under DEFRA’S new Sustainable Farming [...]

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