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OUR THOUGHTS

From time to time, our experienced consultants take a moment to reflect on recent work, policy news or industry trends. Read what they have to say below and don’t forget, if you’d like to receive updates from us, including news and insights, business updates, and Ceres Publications, subscribe to mailing list.

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George Badger

George Badger

May, 24 2024
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Expanded SFI 2024 Brings SFI 2023 & Countryside Stewardship Into One Scheme

The details around the new Expanded SFI 2024 offer have been released, with applications open fully from 22nd July. Those wishing to apply sooner can fill out an expression of interest, […]

Robert Gazely

Robert Gazely

May, 03 2024
HSE Shock Decision To Stop Farm Inspections

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recently announced they are to stop farm inspections.  They will continue investigative inspections triggered by major accidents, but will otherwise be focusing on occupational […]

Tim Isaac

Tim Isaac

Apr, 19 2024
IS YOUR FARM BUSINESS COST EFFICIENT? FIND OUT NOW TO PLAN YOUR PRIORITIES

It is often said that farming is facing the biggest period of change for a generation. There is a complex range of challenges and opportunities, with various interdependencies between them, […]

Robert Gazely

Robert Gazely

Apr, 10 2024
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Rural Payments Agency Compliance Guidance

Whilst the rigour of the BPS application has gone, there is still a requirement for farmers and landowners to complete annual Countryside Stewardship (CS) revenue claims and Sustainable Farming Incentive […]

Robert Gazely

Robert Gazely

Apr, 08 2024
HEALTH & SAFETY BULLETIN – APRIL 2024

Each quarter, we update you on industry news, topical issues, and safety alerts with the aim of supporting you in achieving best practice on your farm or estate. This edition […]

Beth Speakman

Beth Speakman

Apr, 03 2024
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Changes To Woodland & SFI Schemes

On 18th March, the Forestry Commission (FC) announced an immediate increase in payments for England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) grant recipients, to be applied to all existing and new agreement […]

George Catchpole

George Catchpole

Mar, 25 2024
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New measures for SFI

Today, Defra has announced a set of new measures ensuring that the correct balance is struck between delivering environmental benefit and food security. This has come in the form of […]

George Catchpole

George Catchpole

Mar, 04 2024
Farming Update – March 2024

Welcome to the Ceres Rural Farming Update, a publication that provides independent insights on agricultural issues, from policy and grant funding, to administrative updates and key market information. Read the […]

Toby Eve

Toby Eve

Mar, 01 2024
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Farming Equipment & Technology Fund 2024

On 20th February 2024, Defra announced further details on the 2024 Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF). With the application window due to open shortly, further information regarding the items due […]

Edward Hutley

Edward Hutley

Feb, 22 2024
Dear Minette

Ceres Rural Partner, Ed Hutley, attended the hugely emotive NFU conference this week. On behalf of all of us here at Ceres Rural, he has posted a letter to Minette, […]

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