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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.

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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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  • 31.01.2023
    Future farms technology is virtually here. But is the fourth agricultural revolution just the territory of scientists and tech buffs, or will it bring immediate opportunities to land managers and help solve the huge challenges society faces? Agriculture has never stood still. The period after the Second World War, for example, saw huge changes as […]
    8 mins
  • 27.01.2023
    Defra is trying to turbocharge its Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. Janet Hughes, who is the director at Defra responsible for the Food, Farming and Countryside Programme, provided an update on the ‘prospectus’ for ELM before it was formally released in detail by ministers. She said that she hopes it gives the sector the information […]
    5 mins
  • 24.01.2023
    The Scottish Government has announced that the 2023 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) application round will open for applications on 30 January 2023. The scheme, which was first introduced in 2015, offers annual payments for a wide range of environmental management options. For example, arable farmers can apply for payments for establishing grass strips and beetle banks, […]
    2 mins
  • 18.01.2023
    Strutt & Parker’s recent Future of Farming survey, carried out jointly with the Country Land & Business Association, showed that less than a quarter of respondents had carried out a carbon audit of their farming business during the past three years. The numbers are relatively low given a carbon audit is an important first step […]
    3 mins
  • 12.01.2023
    Defra has announced an increase in the payments on offer under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) and Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), to encourage more farmers to sign up to an agreement. The increases were announced by farming minister Mark Spencer at the Oxford Farming Conference. The revenue payments under CSS – which cover a list […]
    4 mins
  • 10.01.2023
    Climate predictions indicate extreme weather such as this year’s drought is now the norm. So how can farmers adapt, and how might the climate of the future shape our industry and landscapes? This year, Yorkshire farmer Richard Bramley did something he’d never done in thirty years of farming: he went on holiday in August. The […]
    9 mins
  • 05.01.2023
    Finding new ways to maximise the value of assets has allowed one farming family to future-proof their business It was his sister’s wedding in 2008 that gave Guy Taylor the idea which was to change his life and help secure the future of the family farm.  Guests were so complimentary about the 18th Century granary barn […]
    8 mins
  • 16.12.2022
    The economic downturn, the shifting sands of agricultural policy, climate change, the biodiversity crisis and soaring input prices are likely to be critical influences within the rural sector in 2023, according to land and property specialists Strutt & Parker. Rhodri Thomas, Head of Rural at Strutt & Parker, says: “It is clear we are facing […]
    6 mins
  • 05.12.2022
    Defra has confirmed that an enhanced version of Countryside Stewardship will form the second tier of its Environment Land Management (ELM) scheme, replacing plans for a Local Nature Recovery scheme. The announcement was made by Defra Secretary Therese Coffey who said it was ‘the smart thing to do with public money’, given the Countryside Stewardship […]
    3 mins
  • 05.12.2022
    Natural capital has been a hot topic in the rural sector for more than a decade, but there is still confusion about what it is, what it involves and what it can deliver for farmers and landowners. We talk to three natural capital pioneers about how they are approaching it and why Managing land with […]
    12 mins
  • 30.11.2022
    Strutt & Parker’s Autumn 2022 Scottish Farming Update is produced by our Farming Research Group and offers an overview of the latest issues affecting farmers’ business decisions. It is an extremely interesting time for farming businesses, given the huge movement we have seen in both output and input prices with varying impacts across all sectors […]
    1 min
  • 28.11.2022
    The conversation around land use has become highly polarised, so all eyes will be on the government’s Land Use Framework for England when it is published next year. We asked a selection of different rural stakeholders about their hopes and fears for the proposed strategy Creating a land use framework – ‘put national interest before […]
    7 mins

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

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