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Sugar Beet 2021

British Sugar and the NFU have released details of the 2021 sugar beet contract.   The headline details: Prices 1 year £20.30 per adj. tonne 3 year £21.18 per adj. tonne Futures-linked variable price contract No Crown Tare deduction New sugar payment scale New Virus Yellow crop assurance scheme Change to late delivery bonus   […]

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Welcome back Lucy

Introducing the newest member of our team, Lucy Wade! Lucy was our placement student in 2018/19 and we are thrilled to have her back following on from her graduation at Harper Adams University in summer 2020 with a degree in Agri-Business.   Lucy grew up on her family farm in Grantham, Lincolnshire, helping to run […]

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A warm welcome to Kate Hall

As the Wilson Wraight Agricultural Management Consultant Scholarship commences with Harper Adams University for its fifth year, we are delighted to announce that Kate Hall has joined the Wilson Wraight team as our placement student for the coming 12 months.   Kate joins us having completed her first two years of studies in BSc (Hons) […]

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Harvest safety – Charlie Lockhart reports

With the UK being in one of the driest springs since 1989, this year’s harvest may be coming around the corner sooner than we all thought.  So this could be the time to be thinking about how best to implement safety in the upcoming harvest. Harvest is a busy time of year and safety can […]

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Public access and your Farm

With significantly more people going out and enjoying the countryside and its wildlife, it is becoming more important to consider how and where the public have access, and the perception that they have towards your farm.  Whether it is from a footpath, road or supermarket, we should all remember that the public is our customer, […]

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Wilson Wraight proudly celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Founded in April 1990 by Jim Wilson and Roger Wraight, the business has continued to develop into one of the UK’s leading agricultural management consultancy firms, currently providing professional advice covering a land area in excess of 100,000 hectares. “Our specialist team have amassed a vast range of experience and knowledge across the industry, ensuring […]

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Woodland Grant Schemes

Considering planting some new woodland? You may be eligible for a grant to help fund your project. Below is a short summary of the main grants available; Woodland Carbon Fund (WCF) A forestry commission scheme (slightly faster application period) where applications can be made any time. Aimed at creating productive woodland for timber and forestry […]

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Guy Bicknell joins the team

Guy Bicknell joins Wilson Wraight as our newly appointed consultant. Previously, Guy was working for a large multi-national food processor as a contract manager, he brings to the team a wealth of experience in crop production, both with logistics and costings. Will Mitcham, Partner, commented “Guy brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of arable farming […]

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Basic Payment Scheme 2020

In advance of the Basic Payment Scheme application window opening on Thursday 12 March 2020 all businesses should take steps to make sure they are ready as follows: Log in to the Rural Payments service https://www.ruralpayments.service.gov.uk/ You may need to reset your password if you have not accessed the system since last year. New applicants […]

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Spring cropping choices

With the excessive amount of rainfall coinciding with crop failure, the winter drilling season for 2019 is one to forget for many. Unfavourable drilling conditions, flooded land, as well as very challenging lifting conditions for root crop growers have left many farmers across the UK looking at spring cropping options for 2020 harvest. The AHDB […]

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