Sustainable Farming Incentive to launch in June 2022

Today we had had an announcement from DEFRA that the Sustainable Farming Incentive will launch in June 2022 along with confirmation of what initial standards will be available and the accompanying payment rates. As the launch of SFI nears we will publish more detailed information but for now set out a basic overview of the […]

Posted on March 30th, 2022 by

Catchment Sensitive Farming – expansion to all farms

Yesterday, DEFRA announced the expansion of its Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) programme to cover every farm in England by March 2023. The CSF programme is a partnership between DEFRA, Natural England and the Environment Agency which offers farmers on-farm one-to-one advice in order to reduce water and air pollution. Currently CSF support is only available […]

Posted on August 3rd, 2021 by

Last Few Worcestershire County Council Agricultural & Horticultural Grants Available

Agricultural grants of between £2,000 – £10,000 are available for Farmers and landowners throughout Worcestershire for the investment into new and innovative technology. Worcestershire County Council are offering grants of up to £10,000 (50% match funding) for investment into new technology that: Improves the efficiency of direct inputs such as energy, water, fertiliser Reduces impacts […]

Posted on April 14th, 2021 by

Countryside Stewardship 2021 – Now Open for Applications

As of Tuesday 9th February the Countryside Stewardship application window has now re-opened. The individual options available for Stewardship are largely the same as before but there are some key changes to be aware of: Greening has been removed so existing greening features such as buffer strips can be used in a Countryside Stewardship application. […]

Posted on February 9th, 2021 by

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE

Our client is a rapidly growing arable farm business that now farms approximately 6,000 acres within a 20 mile radius of Pershore on a variety of agreements. They are now looking to recruit an ambitious Assistant Farm Manager to assist with the day to day management of the farming operations.   The land is predominantly […]

Posted on November 27th, 2020 by

To Let: 2 Meadowlands Cottage, Holdfast, WR8

Carver Knowles are delighted to bring to the rental market a two bed rural mid-terrace house with lovely countryside views. The property is available to let from the 1st October 2020 for an initial 6 month term with a view to a long term let. 2 Meadowlands Cottage is wonderfully situated within easy reach of […]

Posted on September 4th, 2020 by

Flood Recovery Fund

  The extended areas have just been announced which are now eligible for the Farming Recovery Fund.   What is it? The fund helps farmers whose agricultural land (that has been deemed eligible by the FRF scheme) was damaged by flooding we experienced in February 2020. The fund provides financial assistance with a minimum grant […]

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by

Wildlife Offer Countryside Stewardship – all you need to know

Wildlife Offer Countryside Stewardship agreements provide a simplified scheme option for farmers with a set list of options under each Wildlife Offer type and provided the minimum requirements are met then an agreement will be offered. The aim of Wildlife Offer’s is as the name suggests, to support wildlife by providing sources of nectar and […]

Posted on June 9th, 2020 by

Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship – all you need to know

Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship is very similar to the old style ELS schemes. It is designed to provide environmental benefits at an on-farm level with a range of options that can suit most farming systems. What do Mid-Tier Stewardship schemes fund? Grant funding is available for land management practices which protect and enhance the natural environment, […]

Posted on June 8th, 2020 by

Countryside Stewardship 2020 – Key Dates

With the upcoming changes to the subsidy regime, now is likely to be a good time for many farmers to consider entering into a Countryside Stewardship agreement.   From 2021, Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments will be starting to be phased out through to a complete phasing out by 2028 making this year the last […]

Posted on May 20th, 2020 by