Support service for organic farmers

Independent farm consultancy Abacus Agriculture and Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G), who certify over half the organic land in the UK, have collaborated to develop the Organic Advice, Support and Information Service (OASIS), a support service for organic...

New partner for Larking Gowen

Accountancy firm Larking Gowen has made Bruce Masson a partner in the 131-year-old company, with effect from April 1st 2019. Mr Masson is currently a director of the company’s farm and landed estates team. Larking Gowan has over 320 employees based at eight offices...

Rising feed costs depress livestock farm incomes

Defra’s first estimate of Farm Business Incomes in England for the year ended February 2019 predicts a decrease for all farm enterprises save for cereals. Defra says the figures are broad indications of how individual enterprises have fared in the last 12 months,...

Dispute over dairy herd numbers

The number of dairy farmers leaving the industry recently appears to have increased, but there is some controversy over the extent of the loss. Food Standards Agency (FSA) figures suggest that 222 dairy farmers, or 2.4% of the sector have exited the dairy industry in...