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Free IT Advice for Farmers in Herefordshire & Gloucestershire

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Farmers in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire can attend free workshops and one-to-one advice sessions, covering a range of IT topics, such as new software, hardware, use of social media, online marketing and websites. Offered as part of Fastershire's Business Support Programme, 'Faster Farmers' is one of the initiatives linked with the rollout of cable broadband in the area.

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210825 England: Beaver Reintroduction & Management - Consultation

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DEFRA have opened a consultation into proposals for the future release and management of beavers in England. The consultation aims to establish a framework to allow beavers to be reintroduced into the wild, provided project proposals meet certain criteria. The consultation is open to members of the public and runs until 17 November 2021. It can be found here....

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210825 Wales: £2million Farm Business Grant Window to open in September 2021

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The Welsh Government has announced that the £2million Farm Business Grant Window will open to applications in September 2021. The grant will be available for farmers to invest in new technology and equipment to improve their technical, financial and environmental performance. See the Welsh Government website for more detail.

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Jeremy's Blog 20th August 2021: Business Perspective for Farming Choices

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 19th August 2021 The old saying is that a farmer only controls what is under his boot. Weather, governments, markets and all are external, to be taken as they come. Looking to what can be controlled is particularly important at such a time of change. The problem is less uncertainty than perspective, seeing where value, reward and risk really lie. Too great a focus on the changing landscape of schemes draws the eye and mind...

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210818 Wales: The Woodland Investment Grant (TWIG)

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The Welsh Government has launched The Woodland Investment Grant (TWIG), a new scheme part of the National Forest for Wales Programme. The grant will provide financial support for people to: create new woodlandsmake improvements to existing woodlands which meet the standards of the National Forest. The window for application opened on 14th July and runs until 27th August 2021. The Welsh Government has published questions and answers from The Woodland Investment Grant (TWIG) Live Event held on...

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Jeremy's Blog 13th August 2021: Tenancy Agreements

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 12th August 2021 The CAAV has now published new editions of the model FBTs for England: one for largely bare land agreements for two years or less, the other for longer agreements and more fully equipped land – weblinks given below. New editions for Wales were issued earlier in the year. Revisions last year responded to Brexit; these pick up on the new policies under the Agriculture Act and the Environment Bill. They are...

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210813 Wales: Consultation on the Agricultural Pollution Regulations

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A consultation has been launched on the Welsh Agricultural Pollution Regulations. The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee is gathering views on The Welsh Government’s agricultural pollution regulations. Find the full details of the consultation here. The deadline for the consultation is 10th September 2021.

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TT1 Tenant’s notice to landlord under s.19A

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The Agriculture Act 2020 inserted a new s.19A into the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 enabling a tenant to: - challenge a landlord’s refusal of consent or conditions for consent - seek to vary the terms of tenancy agreement where this is either to: - have access to a financial assistance scheme under the Agriculture Act (such as one of the environmental land management schemes) or - to meet a legal obligation The legislation encourages prior discussion between tenant and landlord but if...

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CAAV Model FBT for 2 years or less (England) (V3)

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The CAAV model Farm Business Tenancy for England (for 2 years or less) has been updated with effect from 10th August 2021. The new version is attached as a Word document, as well as the previous edition as a pdf document showing tracked changes. The model agreement is offered to members to adapt and modify to record the actual business agreement between owner and farmer and to suit the individual circumstances. Such adaptation is a matter for professional judgment of the member for which the...