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Next phase of ELM rollout; Local Nature Recovery (LNR) and Landscape Recovery (LR)

The Secretary of State has announced the next phase of the ELM rollout focusing on Local Nature Recovery (LNR) and Landscape Recovery (LR). LNR is the improved and more ambitious successor to the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS). It will pay for locally targeted actions to make space for nature in the farmed landscape and the […]

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Sustainable Farming Incentive

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the first of three schemes under the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs). Information about how farmers will receive funding to produce public goods, such as a water quality, biodiversity, animal health and welfare and climate change mitigation have now become available. However, as the scheme proceeds, further standards […]

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Susan Doogan joins Wilson Wraight as Business Manager

Wilson Wraight are delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Doogan as Business Manager.  Susan will work closely with the partners in the leadership, management, and day to day operations of the business. Susan joins Wilson Wraight with over twenty years of experience in business development with a proven track record for strategy development and […]

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COP26 – Relationship between climate and agriculture

Research assistant Lachland McKessar reports.   Climate Change and Agriculture   At present, food production and associated land use change accounts for about a third of all GHG emissions globally. It is also the largest driver of deforestation, habitat destruction and biodiversity loss. Climate change presents a number of direct threats to farmers, including acidification […]

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Welcome back Marianne!

We are delighted to announce that following on from her placement with us in 2019/2020 and graduating from Harper Adams University in summer 2021, Marianne Willemsen has returned to Wilson Wraight as our newly appointed Consultant.   Marianne commented, “I am very excited to be returning to Wilson Wraight after completing my studies in Agri-Business […]

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Red Tractor Standards Revised

The UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, Red Tractor (RT), has recently revised its farm standards following a consultation held amongst some 46,000 members along with the entire food supply chain. The new standards are set to take effect from November this year and aim to streamline the existing standards and comply with […]

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Sugar Beet 2022 – latest news

British Sugar and the NFU have announced the new sugar beet contract price for the 2022 season.   The headline details: Price 1 year £27.00 per adj. tonne No market linked bonus Local premium Futures-linked variable price contract Virus Yellow crop assurance scheme For existing 3-year contracts, an improved price is on offer of £25 […]

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Spreading Organic Manure on Agricultural Land

Following on from the Environment Agency’s (EA) publication of the regulatory position statement 252 (RPS 252) on the 3rd of August 2021, there has been some uncertainty over what this means for land managers.   The rules governing the use and spreading of organic manures were set in November 2017 (revised March 2018) in the […]

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Harvest Safety

According to data recorded by the HSE, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industries recorded 41 fatal injuries in Great Britain between March 2020 and April 2021. This was 18 deaths more than last year and 8 more than the 5-year average. With the 2021 harvest season well underway and with it being a busy time of […]

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Three new Harper Students join the team!

Wilson Wraight is delighted to announce that as our Agricultural Management Consultant Scholarship with Harper Adams commences for a sixth year, we have taken on three placement students for the coming 12 months.   Having grown up on his family’s arable farm in North Warwickshire, Tim Cotterill wishes to carry forward his passion for combinable […]

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