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Farmland prices hit new heights

Farmland prices hit new heights
14-04-2014 10:58 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland prices hit new heights
The value of English farmland continued to strengthen at the beginning of 2014, rising by almost 6.5% in the first three months, the first time prices...
14-04-2014 02:55 AM | News, Property News
Fly-tipping still a significant problem - NFU
The NFU is urging households who dispose of waste and rubbish, which ends up dumped on farmland, to take more responsibility or face the risk of prose...
10-04-2014 02:34 AM | News, Property News
HS2 property bond scheme refusal 'a major blow'
The Government’s failure to provide a Property Bond Scheme for those affected by HS2 was a “major blow” for property owners, according to the Country ...
09-04-2014 10:04 AM | News, Property News
Mandatory landlord registration 'should be rejected'
The idea of mandatory landlord registration should be 'rejected by local authorities in England', the Country Land and Business Association has said. ...
08-04-2014 06:33 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
Visitors see latest farm buildings at Agricultural Buildings Show
Keen interest in the continuing process of updating farm buildings, on all types of farm, ensured a positive turnout of farmers and sector specialists...
08-04-2014 05:46 AM | News, Property News
MPs back calls for more environmental protections for HS2
A committee of MPs have stressed that the government should impose greater environmental safeguards on the HS2 high speed rail link before continuing ...
07-04-2014 08:59 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
New ideas emerge from NFU tenant roadshow
Fresh ideas on the Scottish tenanted sector have emerged at NFU Scotland roadshow meetings held in the past few weeks. The Union is on the road, me...
07-04-2014 08:08 AM | News, Property News, Renewable Energy
UK faces land-based skills shortages, says report
The UK faces significant employee and skills shortages in the agricultural and land-based industries over the next decade, according to a report launc...
07-04-2014 07:57 AM | News, Property News
Three blocks of Mid Wales farmland set for May auction
Three blocks of accommodation land in Mid Wales will be going under the hammer at a public auction next month. The auction has been organised by le...
03-04-2014 07:53 AM | News, Property News
NFU meets with Scottish minister over flooding issues
Exceptional rainfall and extreme tidal surges have been responsible for significant flooding of farmland and catastrophic breaches of flood defences i...
03-04-2014 07:46 AM | News, Property News
RPA inspectors reassure on flooded farms
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that while farmers in flood affected areas may still be selected for cross compliance inspections this y...
01-04-2014 05:04 AM | News, Property News
Dredging begins on the River Parrett in Somerset
Dredging of one of the major rivers in the Somerset Moors and Levels has begun, the Environment Agency announced. Initial work on a 200-metre stret...
31-03-2014 09:08 AM | News, Property News
Severe winter storms could signal onset of climate change in UK
The UK was battered with the heaviest rainfall and most frequent severe gales on record this winter according to researchers at the University of East...
28-03-2014 11:23 AM | Grassland, News, Property News
Don't end up on the wrong side of a 'right of way'
Rights of way have been in the news again. Barely a week seems to go by without landowners heading to the High Court, often spending hundreds of thou...
Badger colony repairs to cost £35,000 for Norfolk council
Work is underway by Norfolk County Council to repair long distance country paths damaged by badger cull colonies which is expected to cost £35,000. ...
27-03-2014 06:16 AM | News, Property News
New rules on residential barn conversions
Changes to the planning rules which will make it easier for farmers to convert barns to residential use, without specific planning permission, accordi...
26-03-2014 02:00 AM | News, Property News
Take advantage of rural planning changes, landowners urged
Rural land owners are being urged to act now to take full advantage of the latest changes to Rural Planning policy. Hosting a ‘New Planning Opport...
25-03-2014 01:23 AM | Finance, News, Property News
HMRC to focus on landlords in latest tax crackdown
HMRC is ratcheting up its ongoing crackdown on tax evasion with its latest focus on landlords who let out residential property, whether at home or ove...
24-03-2014 02:49 AM | Shows and Events, News, Property News
New awards celebrate farm wildlife success
The new Nottinghamshire Farm Environment Award launches today, run by NFU, jointly with Nottinghamshire Farming and Wildlife (NFW), the awards are des...
24-03-2014 02:42 AM | News, Property News
Union to meet with MPs to discuss land ownership report
As part of routine meetings, NFU Scotland will be meeting with a number of Scottish MPs next week when the findings of the Scottish Affairs Committee’...
21-03-2014 07:12 AM | Finance, News, Property News
North East land prices quietly creeping up
Land prices in the North East are 'gaining momentum' as opinion based prices of bare land are at approximately £7,000 with Knight Frank reporting an a...
21-03-2014 02:07 AM | News, Property News
Support for upland farmers 'major talking point' at NFU meeting
Support for upland farmers was a major talking point at the recent Meirionnydd NFU Cymru county meeting which was held in Fronolau, Tabor, Dolgellau. ...
21-03-2014 01:52 AM | News, Property News
£140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding
In the Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding over the next two years. This is in addition...
20-03-2014 06:29 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
NFU meetings to discuss agricultural holdings
NFU Scotland has gone on the road to gather evidence through a number of meetings for tenant, owner-occupier and landlord members on the Agricultural ...
20-03-2014 05:51 AM | News, Property News, CLA
HS2 'failing landowners and the environment'
The CLA yesterday told the Environmental Audit Select Committee that HS2 Ltd had missed the opportunity to deliver a better environment. The organ...
20-03-2014 05:10 AM | NFU, Property News, Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Budget fails to benefit farms, says CLA
The Chancellor's budget speech fails to benefit unincorporated rural businesses such as farms, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
19-03-2014 02:30 AM | News, NFU, Property News
New HS2 report 'raises serious concerns', says NFU
The announcement by the new head of HS2 to fast-track the project has only increased the NFU’s serious concerns over the route, raising further the ne...
19-03-2014 02:27 AM | News, Property News
Wet weather proves to be a perfect storm for worms this spring
With the UK in the grip of the wettest, wildest winter on record, game birds are prone to infection from an upsurge of parasitic worms that can hit th...
18-03-2014 03:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News, Property News
Farmers pilot new digital mapping service for RPA
Following successful small-scale initial trials, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is now rolling out to 1,000 farmers and agents the chance to test a n...
18-03-2014 02:26 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Property bond scheme 'will help landowners' with HS2
The CLA have responded to HS2 Ltd Chairman David Higgins’ report by saying that extending the train route should be considered alongside the introduct...
18-03-2014 01:19 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Shropshire farm with equestrian link has £920,000 guide price
A 47.8-acre North Shropshire farm, which has been used mainly for equestrian purposes, is new on the property market with a guide price of £920,000. ...
18-03-2014 01:11 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
£20,000 raised for Somerset farmer Flood victims
A staggering £20,000 has been raised by NFU Cymru Glamorgan members jointly with Glamorgan Young Farmers Clubs for the Somerset farmers who have been ...
14-03-2014 05:28 AM | Machinery and Spares, News, Property News
Fastracs come to aid of flood hit farmers
The Environment Agency is spearheading massive flood relief efforts in the Somerset Levels with the help of a fleet of six JCB machines. Two of the Br...
14-03-2014 04:36 AM | News, Property News
New homes on farms 'not a done deal'
Farmers with redundant buildings are on track to gain the rights to convert them for residential use. Following national consultation, from 6 Apri...
13-03-2014 02:27 AM | Machinery and Spares, News, Property News
Farmers alerted after muddy roads cause peak in accidents
Farmers and landowners have been issued advice on how to prevent excessive mud being left on roads, which can cause serious accidents. Prompted by ...
11-03-2014 06:40 AM | News, Property News
Living near brownfield land can damage health
People living near brownfield sites are significantly more likely to suffer from poor health than those living in areas with little or no brownfield l...
11-03-2014 03:58 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Property News, Sheep
What are the consequences for livestock farmers after the floods?
With much of the UK having seen record levels of rainfall and extensive flooding of pastures and crops, James Ingles, Head of Agriculture at Barenbrug...
10-03-2014 02:13 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Land-based engineering industry at the forefront of apprenticeship reform
The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) has joined forces with a number of top UK companies and industry associations to collectively develo...
10-03-2014 02:06 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Flooding insurance claims 'to run into hundreds of millions'
As the flooding covering huge areas of farmland in the south of England and elsewhere caused by the record rainfall over the winter months recedes, fa...
07-03-2014 05:26 AM | News, Property News
Paterson announces plans to protect Somerset
Homes and businesses in Somerset will be better protected from the risk of flooding under a new action plan outlined by Environment Secretary Owen Pat...
06-03-2014 05:42 AM | News, Property News
Risk of flooding from groundwater remains
Water levels continue to fall on the Somerset Levels as the country’s largest ever pumping operation continues, but one severe flood warning remains i...
05-03-2014 04:38 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Banking crisis may still impact farmland prices
The banking crisis may still have a further and unforeseen impact on the UK's farming industry, according to accountants. With news that the Co-ope...
04-03-2014 06:55 AM | News, Property News
Perthshire flooding 'underlines need for action plan' - NFU
The NFU has used a visit to a flood-hit farmer in Perthshire to renew its call for key stakeholders to get round the table and start planning to minim...
28-02-2014 07:39 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland prices reach new highs
Farmland is proving more attractive to investors as prices rise almost 15% in the past year, according to new figures. The RICS Rural Land Market S...
27-02-2014 07:03 AM | News, NFU, Property News
HS2 underestimates impact on farm businesses, says NFU
Farming unions have claimed the HS2 Environmental Statement 'underestimates' the impact on farm businesses and agricultural operations. The Environ...
26-02-2014 13:26 PM | News, NFU, Property News
Government funds needed to address flood risks - NFU
The Government must review its flooding and coastal defence policies and commit more money into helping to reduce further risks to the British country...
26-02-2014 06:32 AM | News, Property News
‘More clarity needed’ on rural broadband funds, says CLA
The CLA today said more clarity is needed on an announcement by the Government of £250million for superfast broadband. CLA President Henry Robins...
26-02-2014 05:52 AM | Finance, News, Property News
£10m Farming Flood Recovery Fund to open on Friday
Farmers whose businesses have been directly affected by flooding will be able access £10 million of government support from Friday, Farming Minister G...
Receding flood waters pose new dangers, warn vets
Animal owners in flood-stricken areas should be aware of new dangers posed by receding flood waters, according to the British Veterinary Association. ...
24-02-2014 07:01 AM | News, Property News
River levels continue to fall across southern England
Two severe flood warnings remain in place on the Somerset Levels, whilst the country’s largest-ever pumping operation continues in order to reduce flo...
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