European Funding Could Provide Timely Boost for Farmers

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Farmers and food producers thinking of investing in their businesses could access discounted borrowing rates from the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC plc).

 

AMC has negotiated access to a £multi million European Investment Bank (EIB) fund aimed at stimulating investment and job creation in small and medium sized businesses, including those in farming. This means that loans for eligible projects can be discounted by 0.8% below normal rates for 10 years.

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Solar PVs – a brighter future for farmers?

The number of solar farms in the North West has increased in recent months, particularly in Cheshire and Shropshire, with many Rostons’ clients reporting they have been approached by operators sounding out the potential for a solar farm on their land. (more…)

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Permission impossible?

Many of you will, no doubt, have been watching the BBC’s recent fascinating TV series Permission Impossible?  which has featured many planning applications in Cheshire.

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HS2 – heading in the right direction?

Consultation on the proposed high speed rail route (HS2) route ended in January and the final decision on the preferred route for phase 2 of the HS2 project should be announced towards the end of this year. (more…)

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Agency on the up

Rostons is delighted to announce a record growth in instructions to sell land and property, including a number of notable farms. (more…)

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Rostons Young Dairy Group

Rostons’ Young Dairy Group, which has been run successfully for a number of years, welcome young dairy farmers from Cheshire and adjoining counties, whether clients or not, to visit farms within the area to pick up ideas and share views with others of a similar age within the industry.

If you would or any young farmers you know within the dairy industry would be interested in joining this informative and useful group, please contact either Carys Williams or Sam Starkey.

 

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Short term rents on the rise

There has been much talk in the County about the higher rents being paid on Short Term Agreements and on both grassland and arable, demand is strong. As always though, whether renting or selling, location is the key factor. (more…)

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Fracking v Methane Extraction – what’s the difference?

Given the saturation media coverage it’s virtually impossible not to know a little about fracking for shale gas, but many people might not have heard about coal-bed methane extraction.

Do not be mistaken – they are not the same thing. (more…)

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Basic Payment Scheme update

Details of the new Basic Payment Scheme are beginning to trickle through from both England and Wales. Here is Rostons’ current update of the new rules. (more…)

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