Welsh Government Unveils New Vision

The Welsh Government has released their latest proposals for a post-Brexit farm support system. The document, ‘Sustainable Farming and Our Land’, proposes paying farmers through a single scheme, instead of their previously suggested two-tiers. Payments would be based on achieving results such as improving air and water quality, which would come from producing food in … Continue reading Welsh Government Unveils New Vision

Welsh National Emblem at Forefront of Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Powys based bioresearch company, Agroceutical Products is using Wales’ national flower in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Established in 2012, Agroceutical Products is owned by former sheep farmer Kevin Stephens and grow its daffodils in the Black Mountains of Powys. Daffodils contain galantamine – a compound known to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms; and being … Continue reading Welsh National Emblem at Forefront of Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Feel the Benefits of Five-Year Averaging

Five-year averaging has the potential to offer farmers big tax savings, by reducing tax rates and allowing retrospective claiming of beneficial tax reliefs. From 2016-17, HMRC agreed farmers could, under certain circumstances, chose to average their profits over two or five-year periods for income tax purposes. Five year averaging has proved more beneficial than initially … Continue reading Feel the Benefits of Five-Year Averaging

Farmers Using Drones

Forward-thinking farmers are now using drones to help with the maintenance of their farms, but it is important that they understand the responsibilities and legal requirements that come with their use. Drones are an efficient use of technology to remotely monitor what is happening on a farm. They can be utilised to review and assess … Continue reading Farmers Using Drones