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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.

Articles and Publications

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Agronomy Basic Payment Scheme Brexit Contract Farming Agreement Countryside Stewardship Diversification ELMS Employment Farming Update Government Policies Grants & Subsidies Health & Safety Livestock Scotland Vertical Farming
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  • 14.02.2020
    Diversification on rural estates and farms is more important than ever as farmers and landowners look to grow revenues from sources other than conventional agricultural production. With agricultural policy changes on the way, many farmers are looking at new diversification projects as part of their strategy to reduce their reliance on direct payments. From mountain […]
    2 mins
  • 11.02.2020
    Farmers yet to sign up to the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) should reconsider its potential, with options on offer that could help boost business resilience as the industry enters a period of change. CSS has now opened for applications for agreements with a 1 January 2021 start date. The scheme may be five years old, […]
    4 mins
  • 04.02.2020
    Welcome to this quarter’s Scottish Farming Update, which is produced by our Farming Research Group and reports on market and administrative issues that affect farmers’ business decisions and on which they may need to act. Arable crops Global: Grain Production Report According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) the world saw a record […]
    5 mins
  • 04.02.2020
    All signs are pointing to a significant rise in the spring barley area in 2020, with it likely to be the crop of choice for many growers where late-drilled winter wheat or spring wheat is not an option. Strutt & Parker’s Crop Production Focus Group, part of the Farming Department, has produced a short guide […]
    1 min
  • 03.02.2020
    Welcome to this quarter’s English Farming Update, which is produced by our Farming Research Group and reports on market and administrative issues that affect farmers’ business decisions and on which they may need to act. ARABLE CROPS Global: Grain Production Report According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) the world saw a record […]
    5 mins
  • 03.02.2020
    What was in the previous Agriculture Bill and in this one? 1. Direct payments, also known as Basic Payments, will be phased out to zero from 2021 to 2028, during the ‘agricultural transition period’. 2. Farm support will pay land managers for providing public goods, mainly through the new Environmental Land Management System. The public goods […]
    2 mins
  • 16.01.2020
    Farmers and food processing businesses looking to diversify or grow their operations have a month left to take advantage of £35m of grant funding available under the latest round of Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funding. Farm businesses in England that the deadline for initial applications to the government’s Growth Programme is 16 February […]
    2 mins
  • 18.12.2019
    This update explores how the Health & Safety Executive contrast the significance of risks with triviality at the opposite end of the scale.  Chainsaws are potentially dangerous machines, so we explore the characteristics of safe operators, key hazards and how to manage them, training and competence requirements, daily checks, personal protective equipment (PPE) needs and […]
    1 min
  • 04.12.2019
    Strutt & Parker’s 2019 Basic Payment Calculator (England) is now available to allow farmers to check the accuracy of the payments which are currently arriving in bank accounts. The Rural Payments Agency started making 2019 payments on 2 December, with all payments being made directly to bank accounts via BACS transfer. The claim statements, which […]
    2 mins
  • 11.11.2019
    The average yield of winter wheat for harvest 2019 was 9.9t/ha, 17% higher than in 2018 and 7% higher than the five-year average. At a Glance: The average yield of winter wheat for harvest 2019 was 9.9t/ha, 17% higher than in 2018 and 7% higher than the five-year average. First wheat yields were 4% higher […]
    2 mins
  • 06.11.2019
    Farmers and other rural firms in England have an opportunity to tap into £35m of grant funding, providing a welcome opportunity to anyone looking to diversify or grow their business. The announcement that the Government has reopened the Growth Programme is timely, as more and more people consider starting a new venture. We know that […]
    2 mins
  • 30.10.2019
    There’s a buzz surrounding biostimulants at the moment – but are they just solutions looking for problems or do they have a place in sustainable agronomy programmes? A lack of peer reviewed evidence on biostimulants and their effects means that the jury is still out this very diverse group of products. Despite impressive marketing budgets […]
    3 mins

Speak to the Farming team

  • Mary Munro
    Senior Associate Director
    Scotland
  • Richard Taylor
    Senior Associate Director
    North
  • Richard Means
    Director
    East & South East
  • Charles Ireland
    Senior Director
    West & South West
  • Mary Munro
    Senior Associate Director
    Scotland
  • Richard Taylor
    Senior Associate Director
    North
  • Richard Means
    Director
    East & South East
  • Charles Ireland
    Senior Director
    West & South West

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