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‘Reform ELMs so small farms make a profit’
Farm support payments should be refocused so smaller producers can turn a profit while enhancing the environment, says a think tank. The Green Alliance argues that the current structure of the government’s Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs) is unfair and inefficient because it rewards large arable farms that are... Read more
Award recognises champion of UK crop production
A top accolade for services to agriculture has been awarded to Sarah Cowlrick, chief executive of the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC). Ms Cowlrick received the 2023 British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) award for outstanding services to the UK crop production industry. She accepted the honour at last... Read more
Fast-paced changes prompt fresh furrow future for farming
The next few years will be crucial for British agriculture – and there will be winners and losers. To put it bluntly, those who win will be the ones that adapt quickly and read the changing market. With the Basic Payment Scheme now worth 50% of what it was... Read more
East Midlands farmland values increase as supply surges
Average farmland values in the East Midlands have continued to increase year on year across all land types despite a surge in supply. Some 14,276 acres of farmland were marketed during the first three quarters of 2023, according to a quarterly analysis by Savills. It analysed sales across Derbyshire,... Read more
Diversification is ‘vital boost’ to farm incomes
Non-farm income is an increasingly important source of revenue for farmers as they seek to offset reductions in government support. UK farm income from diversification enterprises has risen to 13% of turnover in 2023, suggests research from rural insurer NFU Mutual. Some 34% of farmers now run a diversified... Read more
Rising stars celebrate with farm engineering award
The best young agricultural engineer whose work is judged best at helping UK farms be more productive and sustainable will be celebrated at LAMMA 2024. For the third successive year, event organisers have joined forces with the Institute for Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) for the 2024 Young Engineer Award, which... Read more
Farming Simulator League to make UK debut at LAMMA
Global smash hit computer game Farming Simulator has chosen LAMMA 2024 as the first UK venue for its e-sports league. The Farming Simulator League event will take place across both days of the show, with teams of three players each competing live from the League Theatre in the NEC,... Read more
Maschio Gaspardo expands range with UK subsidiary
Visitors to LAMMA 2024 will have the opportunity to experience a whole new raft of Maschio Gaspardo equipment which is set to make its UK debut. It follows the launch of the company’s new UK subsidiary last month. The move to establish an independent UK branch was primarily driven... Read more
New generation rakes meet modern grassland demands
A new generation of rotary Star rakes will be exhibited at LAMMA – designed for exceptional performance, improved efficiency and greater flexibility. Slovenian manufacturer SIP says it expanded its range of specialist equipment to meet the demands of modern grassland harvesting. The new generation of Star rakes is aimed... Read more
JCB returns to Lamma with showcase of latest products
JCB says it will exhibit its best-ever range of agricultural machines for productive farming and contracting at next month’s LAMMA 2024 event. The display is likely to include the new JCB Fastrac iCON tractor, boasting a new operating system with a fully configurable operator cab and environment, integrated precision... Read more