Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Taxing question over farm accommodation

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Property

Farm workers living in a home that goes with their job have been put on notice that they could soon face paying income tax on its rental value.

Lighter touch pays dividends

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Profiles

Investing in a programme to reduce compaction has brought ‘staggering’ results on a Norfolk farm, reports Judith Tooth.

Water set to remain a hot topic for farmers

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under News & Business

Water management will continue to be a pressing priority for farmers following confirmation that 2014 was one of the warmest years on record, says the Country Land and Business Association.

Diversity is key for organic enterprise

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Profiles

John Pawsey began converting the family farm in Suffolk to organic production 15 years ago. And he continues to be driven by change, reports Judith Tooth.

From spraying to whole farm contracts

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Profiles

A farm contracting business which started with a quadbike and sprayer nearly 30 years ago now looks after almost 15000ha.

Winning growers drink beer from own barley

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Crops

Barley merchant Robin Appel has launched a competition to find the best Maris Otter grown in Britain this year – in celebration of the variety’s golden jubilee.

Living with unpredictable wheat prices

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Crops

Are wheat prices really becoming more volatile? Jeremy Cole gets to the heart of the matter.

Make sowing spring crops a priority

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Crops

Last month’s cold and dry spell tempted many growers to start the spring drilling programme – on lighter soils at least, says Richard Overthrow.

Targeting cleavers and thistles in oilseed rape

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Crops

Reports of sow-thistles germinating in winter oilseed rape and cleavers not as well controlled as they should be from autumn applications add up to the need for a targeted post-emergence herbicide to tidy crops up and avoid problems at harvest.

Lower fuel prices drive down farm input costs

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under News & Business

Farm input costs have fallen by almost 1% over the past six months – driven down by lower fuel prices which have masked slight increases in other agricultural expenses. Overall farm input costs in the six months to February 2015 fell by 0.82%, according to the Anglia Farmers AgInflation index. Fuel costs fell by 19% [...]

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