Carver Knowles in the Press…

Carver Knowles were delighted to be asked to contribute to the NFU’s Farmer and Grower magazine this month in their feature about Energy and Storage. This came hot on the heals of recently being asked to comment in the Farmers Weekly on the difficulties being experienced by those in the new Countryside Stewardship. In the Farmer and… Read More

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by

£40m Welsh Farm Grant Scheme Due For Launch

It has just been announced that the Welsh Government and Rural Development Programme is to allocate £40m of funds is to a new Welsh farm grant scheme designed to help farmers reduce their carbon emissions and to improve their resilience and competitiveness within the industry, including through new diversification measures.   The scheme plans to distribute… Read More

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by

What else could I do with my farm buildings?

buildings

What else could I do with my farm buildings? We are often asked what else could I do with my farm buildings, particularly in recent months when all agricultural sectors seem to be struggling with low prices and high input costs. Alternative income streams can provide a stable income to level out the undulations of… Read More

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by

Land for sale at Bow Lane, Ripple

                      An exciting opportunity to develop a unique rural business on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire borders. This level parcel of land with road frontage extends to approximately 0.46 acres and is just ½ mile distances from the picturesque village of Ripple, with the very popular riverside town… Read More

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by

On Farm Energy Options

on farm energy

The turbulence of the last year in terms of the reduction in subsidies for renewable energy technologies has meant that many farm scale installations are no longer commercially viable. So where is the industry now heading and what potential options are there for farm based schemes? The simple facts are that UK based power generation… Read More

Posted on September 29th, 2016 by

Thought about generating your own power?

generating power

  As the renewable energy industry matures and slows, there are a range of new power generation opportunities emerging for farmers. The rapid growth in renewables has created a problem to the National Grid in terms of supply, consistency and quality. Added to this national demand for power is very close to outstripping supply which… Read More

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by

Join us for our Farm Diversification and Planning meeting.

Farm Diversification

Farm diversification and planning…  Join us on 10th February at Ledbury Rugby Club Have you ever wondered: How to make more money out of existing buildings? Is planning needed to diversify? Who’s the best to borrow from for diversification projects? How a new non farming business project should be structured? Is now a good time to sort out… Read More

Posted on January 28th, 2016 by

News from the Renewables industry and what is a Battery Storage Barn?

Renewables

As Land Agents involved in many farm businesses in the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire area, we are frequently asked about diversification and alternative income opportunities and also the opportunities for renewable technology on farm. The answer is that there are a number of changes afoot in the funding of the renewables industry and options going forward…. Read More

Posted on October 22nd, 2015 by

Countryside Productivity Scheme Open!

Farm finance

The new £5m Countryside Productivity Scheme was launched on the 9th March 2015.   The scheme offers funding for up to 40% of the capital costs of a variety of equipment and applications must be for between £2,500 – £35,000 (Small Grant) or £35,000 – £100,000 (Large Grant) of grant funding depending on the equipment… Read More

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by

Environmental Grants Update

Whilst the main Countryside Stewardship Scheme will not begin until 1st January 2016, some more targeted grants are currently in the process of being released. Applications are now invited for the following: Woodland Capital Grants – Application Window: NOW until 30th June Applications are currently invited for: Woodland Creation Woodland Management Plans (in preparation for other… Read More

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by