Rural Matters

Milk prices to increase this summer

18th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

The Dairy Group are predicting sharp increases in milk prices this summer with milk prices already up 2.35p a litre on the year.  However this is still 0.96p per litre behind October 2009 prices.  Read more  http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2010/05/12/121206/Market-Report-Bright-pro...

Wiseman's profits up 60%

18th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

Robert Wiseman have a state of the art transfer station at Market Drayton to the rear of the Livestock Market, and have announced increased profits.  Many of Barbers Rural's clients are suppliers to Wisemans.

Click here to read more http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2010/05/17/121283/Record-profits-for-Wisem...

NVZ areas change. A 9% reduction is announced.

14th MayPosted by Mike Taylor

DEFRA have announced a reduction in the NVZ areas by about 9% with some important changes in the Welsh Border Counties. Most affected is West and South Shropshire. We recommend that you check the latest NVZ map at the DEFRA site. Click on this link to check:- DEFRA

Single farm payment, end in sight!

3rd MayPosted by Dan Bowden

The big push is coming to an end as we complete the last remaing SPS application forms. This year we have helped more farmers than ever.

The next priority is to get to grips with ELS applications as many of the first round of applications from 2005 are coming to an end.  A complete new apllication is required, many farmers think that completing the Natural England expresssion of interest form is enough. Unfortunately this is only the begining. However we can take the strain and...

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