What is happening in Wales – Policy for agriculture

The Welsh Agricultural Minister, Lesley Griffiths announced in 2018 that the BPS would remain unchanged until 2020, however with the delays of Brexit proceedings last year the Minister decided that the scheme would continue for another year until 2021 which now provides a further 12 months of some certainty to Welsh farmers.

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The Trouble with Telecoms

Since the introduction of the Electronic Communications Code 2017 Network Operators are continuing to put downward pressure on mast rents, with offers to renew the lease now commonly between £500-£1,000 per annum, often coupled with an Early Signing Incentive Payment (ESIP) of around £8,000-£10,000.

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Probate/Divorces Valuations

Rostons are now able to undertake Valuations of Livestock, Produce and Farm Machinery following Andrew Wallace joining last July, who has a wealth of experience in this area of work.

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Planning

There has been an increase in the number of permitted development applications for new agricultural buildings up to 1000m2 throughout the County either for fodder storage or cow cubicles.

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Agency Update

Following a rather volatile period with the referendum, Brexit, terrible weather, continued uncertainty and a lack of confidence in the agricultural land and property market it has been a rather slower period pre-January for land and property sales. However, we have started to see the tables turning and confidence coming back into the marketplace, Corona Virus may however slow this.

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FREE Future Farmers Event – 15th January 2020

An Evening with Will Evans of the Rock n Roll Farming Podcast Reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/2N6OeTO It’s time for farmers to “take back January” – Join us at Byley Village Hall at 7:15 pm on 15th January 2020 to listen to Will Evans as he provides insight into how he uses his podcast to promote Agriculture … Read more

Sarah Heath starts at Rostons

Rostons are pleased to announce that Sarah Heath has recently joined the team as a placement student from Harper Adams University. Having completed the first two years of her Rural Enterprise & Land Management Degree, Sarah will now spend 12 months with Rostons as part of her training. Sarah has a strong agricultural background, having … Read more