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Can farmers can double tax benefits by choosing renewables?

Can farmers can double tax benefits by choosing renewables?
20-10-2014 09:56 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Can farmers can double tax benefits by choosing renewables?
Farmers yet to take full advantage of their Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) should consider renewables as a way of doubling the potential benefits, ...
20-10-2014 09:32 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Government to cut subsidies to solar farms
Farmers will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to ...
17-10-2014 03:57 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cuts and start to get farmgate prices up as fast as ...
17-10-2014 02:27 AM | Property News, Finance, News
Court ruling on land sale 'encouraging for others'
In a recent appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over the issue of apportionment for Capital Gains Tax purposes, the Tribunal has found in fav...
16-10-2014 12:03 PM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
'Exciting opportunities' for Turkey's developing dairy market
Turkey’s developing dairy market offers exciting opportunities in its emerging export industry with access to markets that western players have previo...
16-10-2014 10:00 AM | Finance, Market Reports, News, Pigs
EU pork faces tough times with health scares and Russian ban
The global pork market will likely begin to cool down as the buoyent market circumstances from the first three quarters are now disappearing. With ...
16-10-2014 01:16 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland 'outperforming major assets' as values increase further
The average value of farmland has increased by 12% so far in 2014, a 10-year increase second only to gold, according to new figures. The average va...
15-10-2014 11:13 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Association to meet with MPs over price crisis
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is entering talks with leading MPs to express its concern over the current farmgate milk price cuts. ...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
13-10-2014 09:26 AM | Property News, Finance, News
New tax to consider when buying land
On 9 October, the Scottish Government announced the proposed rates for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (“LBTT”) and Scottish Landfill Tax. LBTT ...
13-10-2014 04:00 AM | Crops, Finance, News, Arable, Cereal
Scottish CAP details revealed
NSA Scottish Region Development Manager George Milne attended a Scottish Government CAP stakeholders meeting which covered the details of changes unde...
10-10-2014 02:08 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers plan further milk protests
"Further protests are planned for the coming week, members and press will be notified," Farmers for Action said after over 500 people attended the pro...
09-10-2014 02:07 AM | Finance, News
RPA reminds farmers of entitlements deadline
Farmers have less than two weeks to put themselves in a better position for CAP Reform by transferring entitlements ahead of the deadline later this m...
08-10-2014 01:39 AM | News, Supermarkets, Dairy, Finance
Retailers urged to support British dairy farmers
Support for British dairy farmers from retailers and the government is 'vital' after farmgate milk prices have plummeted following the trend on world ...
07-10-2014 08:33 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Code of Practice: 'Risks creating a division within the industry'
The Dairy Industry Code of Practice for Contractual Relations (VCOP) was agreed and introduced in 2012 to replace conflict and divisiveness between pr...
07-10-2014 06:10 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy farmers set for Wednesday milk price protest
Dairy farmers are set to take part in a second milk price protest on Wednesday, in Somerset, Farmers for Action have confirmed. "As predicted the c...
06-10-2014 03:49 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Eight EU member states 'exceed milk quotas'
Eight EU member states exceeded their milk quotas for deliveries in 2013/2014 and must therefore pay penalties. Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, D...
03-10-2014 06:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Hogan challenged over future of EU farming
Phil Hogan, Commissioner-designate for Agriculture and Rural Development, was recently challenged by questions from MEPs concerning his plans to suppo...
03-10-2014 06:25 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk confirms November price cuts
With effect from 1st November First Milk will be cutting the price for its manufacturing pool by 0.3 pence per litre and for its liquid pool by 1 penc...
02-10-2014 05:25 AM | Finance, News
First penalties coming soon for rural businesses under RTI scheme
The first penalties for late real-time PAYE returns will be applied from 6 March next year for businesses with under 50 employees says HMRC, which has...
02-10-2014 05:11 AM | Finance, News, Slurry and Irrigation
Adama establishes major foothold in China
Adama Agricultural Solutions and China National Agrochemical Corporation, a strategic business unit of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina)...
02-10-2014 03:17 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Single Payment exchange rate a further blow for Welsh farmers - FUW
The fall in the Euro-Sterling exchange rate for Single Payment calculations to its lowest level in seven years could not have come at a worse time, sa...
01-10-2014 06:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Exchange rate hits support payments for 2014
The Scottish Government has confirmed that the exchange rate to be used to calculate support delivered through the 2014 Single Farm Payment (SFP) Sche...
30-09-2014 08:47 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces milk price cut
Dairy Crest have announced a cut of 1.3 ppl for farmers on standard Liquid and Davidstow contracts from 1st November 2014. The company recently sai...
29-09-2014 10:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Milk price crisis: 'Cuts getting more severe with more excuses'
'The cuts keep coming' dairy farmers were warned by Farmers for Action group, 'getting more severe each time with more and more excuses' as a number o...
26-09-2014 11:25 AM | News, Finance
Received your Single Payment Scheme in euros and haven’t fixed the rate?
With the recent success of the Better Together campaign, the pound has strengthened further still against the euro. If the EUR/GBP exchange rate (0.78...
25-09-2014 10:39 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Arla cuts milk price paid to farmers
Arla Foods has announced a cut of 1.67ppl for its milk price paid to UK farmers. In addition, the next quarter’s currency exchange rate takes effec...
25-09-2014 08:07 AM | Finance, News
Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers in Scotland
A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB). The wage rates agreed ...
24-09-2014 10:34 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Tesco cuts price paid to dairy farmers
Tesco has today confirmed it will cut the price it will pay to British dairy farmers for six months from the 1st November, following an independent co...
24-09-2014 02:25 AM | Finance, News
Figures show falling farm input costs
The average cost of inputs into agriculture has fallen, the latest AF AgInflation Index figures have shown. The figures for August 2013 - August 20...
23-09-2014 08:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Pressure on milk prices: Dairy Crest to cut 260 jobs
Dairy Crest will close two factories, in what it calls a 'challenging trading environment', which will put 260 jobs at risk. "Our Dairies operation...
23-09-2014 04:30 AM | Finance, News
Extra help unveiled to get farmers online for BPS
The Rural Payments Agency has announced measures to help farmers get online for the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). Farmers applying in 2015 for th...
23-09-2014 03:26 AM | Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable
Farmers 'losing out' over CAP uncertainty as NFU heads to Brussels
Lack of detail on CAP implementation and the Russian trade ban will be top of the agenda for the heads of farming unions as they travel to Brussels to...
16-09-2014 10:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Financial pressures growing on farmers
The UK farming sector is coming under financial pressures on multiple fronts, an agricultural expert has warned. Farm gate milk prices have been cu...
12-09-2014 08:33 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
English sheep exports to China hold 'huge benefits' for industry
Gaining access to the Chinese market for lamb produced in England would be a 'game-changer' for the industry and help manage price volatility, accordi...
11-09-2014 03:08 AM | Finance, News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Realise ram investment post sale
Farmers who have purchased rams at this year’s Cydectin Kelso Ram Sale are reminded to manage their performance post sale to maximise returns from the...
10-09-2014 10:50 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Europe backs UK dairy but 'more to do'
NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison, working with European farmer colleagues, has convinced the European Commission to include the UK’s cheese secto...
10-09-2014 06:01 AM | News, Dairy, Finance
Arla scheme aims to help farmers' efficiency
A new three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving up to 3,000 British farmers has been launched by Arla Foods. It is part of the com...
09-09-2014 10:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Grass roots approach helps boost milk yields
A seed mixture designed to maximise the grazing period for cows has contributed to an increase in profitability for Andrew and Margaret Smith, who far...
08-09-2014 05:06 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Plaid demands action on milk prices
Shadow Agriculture Minister Llyr Gruffydd AM has called on the Welsh Government to act in response to deepening difficulties in the milk sector. Sp...
04-09-2014 08:16 AM | Finance, News, Poultry
Loss of Scottish free range contracts a 'devastating blow'
The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt another damaging blow as all four free range producers contracted to Hook 2 Sisters, the dominant process...
04-09-2014 07:42 AM | Products, Finance, News, Organic, Produce
What will be the impact of the Russian ban?
On August 7, 2014, Russia announced the introduction of an import ban, applicable from August 8, on certain meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable and processe...
04-09-2014 05:07 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Smallholders urged to plan for important CAP changes
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is contacting smallholders throughout England this week to help give them plenty of time to decide what to do next abo...
04-09-2014 04:34 AM | Finance, News
EU to boost promotion of agricultural products after Russian ban
The EU has confirmed it will fund a €30 million CAP promotion aimed at alleviating the impact of the Russian trade ban against agricultural products. ...
04-09-2014 04:10 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions take milk price fight to Brussels
The NFU has taken the battle to protect the UK’s dairy farmers to Europe as further price cuts and market volatility risk threatening the industry. ...
03-09-2014 02:24 AM | Finance, News
Farm incomes fall by 30%, new figures show
Farm business incomes fell by 30% in 2012/13, according to latest government figures. Dogged by the wettest summer in 100 years, it is hardly surp...
03-09-2014 01:41 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
FUW 'frustrated' at latest milk price cuts
A former chairman of the Farmers' Union of Wales milk and dairy produce committee has expressed frustration at the significant cuts in the price farme...
FUW reveals speakers for autumn conference
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has today revealed its speakers for its upcoming autumn conference themed ‘Joint ventures in farming – myth breaking and m...
01-09-2014 05:51 AM | Agri Safety, Finance, News, Property News, Sheep
Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime
The cost of rural theft rose in the UK in 2013, according to NFU Mutual. The results of the insurer’s 2014 Rural Crime Survey show the value of items ...
01-09-2014 04:59 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy companies cut price paid to farmers
Leading dairy companies Dairy Crest and Müller have announced a cut of 1.75ppl and 29.00ppl respectively for farmers on their milk contracts from the ...
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