Rural Hub

Our experienced and knowledgeable farming team can help make you become more profitable and efficient by offering practical and realistic farm management advice. We have a proven track record of working with the most progressive farmers and landowners.

Our people, who are based in 13 offices around the country, have the experience and local knowledge to help you grow your business including; agronomy, livestock management as well as assisting in solving bigger strategic issues such as succession planning or a change in business structure. Nearly half of our experts are BASIS and FACTS qualified, delivering independent crop management advice across more than 50,000ha.

Articles and Publications

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Agronomy Basic Payment Scheme Contract farming agreements Countryside Stewardship Diversification Employment Environmental schemes Farming Update Grants Health & Safety Livestock Policies and regulations Scotland Vertical Farming
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  • 27.05.2022
    Farmers using plant protection products are reminded of the need to register their details on a new government database by 22 June. It was announced last month that any business which uses Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants professionally must register under The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020. The database is being compiled […]
    2 mins
  • 20.05.2022
    EU rural development money has been an important source of grant funding for many farms and estates over the years, funding a wide variety of diversification projects and supporting investment in equipment to boost farm productivity. Traditionally, this money has flowed via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Programme (EAFRD), known as ‘Pillar 2’ […]
    4 mins
  • 20.04.2022
    Farming practices developed over the last 100 years have been unimaginably successful in delivering large quantities of food to a global population that has increased almost four fold over that time. However, there is wide acceptance that this has come at a cost in terms of biodiversity, soil health and resulted in fewer, less diverse […]
    3 mins
  • 08.04.2022
    Working out precisely how Basic Payments will change on your farm over the next few years – and whether the lump sum scheme is relevant to you – are important business planning exercises. We have updated our Basic Payments calculator, which shows how they will change over the agricultural transition period (2021 to 2028).  It […]
    4 mins
  • 31.03.2022
    Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has published updated guidance on the Farming Rules for Water which gives the green light for farmyard manure, slurry and biosolids to continue to be spread in the autumn and winter. The Farming Rules for Water have been a huge area of concern for farmers in England since last […]
    4 mins
  • 31.03.2022
    What is the SFI? The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is one of the three legs of Defra’s Environment Land Management (ELM) scheme, sitting alongside the Local Nature Recovery Scheme and Landscape Recovery Scheme. The basic concept of the SFI is that farmers will be paid for carrying out a list of land management activities which […]
    6 mins
  • 22.03.2022
    Farmers in England will be able to collect a delinked support payment between 2024 and 2027, which they will be eligible for even if they choose to stop farming altogether. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has recently released more details about how it intends to replace the Basic Payment Scheme with delinked payments from 2024. […]
    3 mins
  • 07.03.2022
    Farmers in Scotland have been given slightly more detail of how the government intends to take the agricultural sector on the journey to becoming a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. The Scottish Government has published what it calls ‘the next step’ in delivering its future agricultural support regime which will apply from 2025. […]
    3 mins
  • 28.02.2022
    At Strutt & Parker, we have a number of agricultural consultants who are fully trained with the British Society of Soil Science and are able to deliver in-depth soil assessments and Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) Surveys strictly in accordance with the criteria set out under official government guidelines. These surveys will support many different applications, […]
    1 min
  • 14.02.2022
    The search is on for more farmers willing to take part in the Farmer Time initiative. Strutt & Parker is a proud sponsor of Farmer Time which involves linking farmers with schools so they can inspire and educate young people about farming, food production and the environment through regular video calls. The initiative is revolutionising […]
    2 mins
  • 11.02.2022
    Farmland values in Scotland rose at a faster rate than elsewhere in Britain in 2021, with demand for land proving extremely strong. Analysis of data from the past 12 months shows unprecedented levels of interest in farmland in Scotland during 2021, which has resulted in a robust upwards movement in prices. Farmers are still the […]
    2 mins

Speak to the Farming team

  • Mary Munro
    Director
    Scotland
  • Richard Taylor
    Senior Associate Director
    North
  • George Chichester
    Director, Newbury Farming
    Newbury
  • Jonathan Armitage
    Head of Farming
    Stamford
  • Dan Matthews
    Senior Associate Director
    Wales and West Midlands
  • James North
    Senior Associate Director
    Oxford & The Costwolds
  • Mary Munro
    Director
    Scotland
  • Richard Taylor
    Senior Associate Director
    North
  • George Chichester
    Director, Newbury Farming
    Newbury
  • Jonathan Armitage
    Head of Farming
    Stamford
  • Dan Matthews
    Senior Associate Director
    Wales and West Midlands
  • James North
    Senior Associate Director
    Oxford & The Costwolds

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