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Our in-house rural research team reviews the latest information and trends and produces briefing papers for clients and for our Rural team, so it is as up-to-date as possible.  It is led by Dr Jason Beedell, who is part of our team of 49 researchers which works across Europe on all major property markets.  We produce a series of rural market reports, on crop yields, returns from contract farming and the farmland markets in England and Scotland, as well as occasional papers.  The team also produces Land Business Update, a free fortnightly e-bulletin on the latest property news and issues. 

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  • 09.04.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Reports published on a sustainable future for Scottish farming and food A number of groups, representing the different farming and land use sectors in Scotland, have published a series of reports on how they think they can adapt to and reduce […]
    6 mins
  • 26.03.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot open for expressions of interest until 11th April (England only) The SFI, which is the first level of the new Environmental Land Management scheme, is now open for land managers to apply to be part of the […]
    8 mins
  • 04.03.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. GRANTS AND FUNDING Submit your claim for the Countryside Productivity Small Capital Grant Scheme as soon as possible (England only) Defra is advising applicants not to wait until the 31st May deadline to submit their claim. If you have been awarded a […]
    7 mins
  • 19.02.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Latest on Environmental Land Management (ELM) tests and trials Defra has published its latest quarterly review of the early findings from the 60 tests and trials that it is funding to help design the new ELM. Many are still in their […]
    6 mins
  • 05.02.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. LATEST FROM STRUTT & PARKER Farmland market holds firm after extraordinary 2020 A combination of low supply and sustained demand means that average prices remain firm. Indeed, the consistency of average prices in recent years is remarkable, with the average price of […]
    5 mins
  • 01.02.2021
    It is hard to believe that at the beginning of 2020, we were living our lives as ‘normal’ with little concern for the Coronavirus murmurings emerging from China. The biggest issue on most people’s agenda was Brexit, which quickly took a backseat as Covid-19 reached our shores in late January. With 2020 being an extraordinary […]
    2 mins
  • 29.01.2021
    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. MARKET UPDATE Sources Arable crops: AHDB & FW. Prices are ex farm. Future prices are indicative bids from agricultural traders. […]
    16 mins
  • 27.01.2021
    Tight land supplies forecast to continue into 2021. 2020 was an extraordinary year and it looks as if this year could be much the same. Even without COVID-19, 2020 was always going to be a pretty momentous year for the farming industry, given the sector faced a new Agriculture Act and uncertainty over whether there […]
    2 mins
  • 19.01.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. BREXIT UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement signed The agreement means that from 1st January 2021 trade with the EU will continue without tariffs and quotas, which is very positive. The UK government said that it means businesses will be able to continue […]
    5 mins
  • 10.12.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING 2020-2028 BPS calculator and Effect on net profits of changes in farm support Following the government’s update on the Agricultural Transition Plan published last week, we have updated our two calculators to help assess what effect it will have on farm […]
    5 mins
  • 20.11.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. HEADLINES Agriculture Act receives Royal Assent This is a very significant piece of legislation and marks, according to Defra, an opportunity to move away from the EU’s bureaucratic Common Agricultural Policy and towards a system that increases productivity, is fairer and more […]
    8 mins
  • 05.11.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. Government makes concession on imported food standards but still does not guarantee them The government has proposed to amend the Agricultural Bill so that the Trade and Agriculture Commission will be put on a statutory footing and its lifespan extended to three […]
    7 mins

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  • Jason Beedell
    Director, Research
    Head Office, London
  • Jason Beedell
    Director, Research
    Head Office, London

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