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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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Thank you and goodbye to Kate Hall

Just over 12 months working at Wilson Wraight, and time has flown!   I began my placement year with Wilson Wraight in July 2020, as the first set of restrictions were easing, people were meeting with friends and family again, and the sun in Suffolk was shining, and tanning (or burning) my pale Scottish skin. […]

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How ELM will support soil health

At the Cereals conference 2021, Secretary of State George Eustice announced the future plans for the launch of the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) next year. The announcement reflected a desire to place soil health at the heart of their future farming policy, known as Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. Of the three SFI standards proposed […]

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Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) set for 2022 early rollout

On Wednesday, the Secretary of State, George Eustice, announced the next stage of the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) under the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme.   The SFI will be formally launched in 2022 and will be open to any business currently eligible for BPS. While additional standards will be launched at a later date, […]

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Banking on Soil Carbon

For the most part, carbon offsetting schemes have focused on tree-planting thus far. Tracts of new forestry have been created on the back of funding from companies looking to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. The suggestion is quite simple – plant a tree and store x tonnes of carbon – a simplicity that appeals to […]

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Will Biodiversity Net Gain result in a financial gain for farmers?

The Government has made it a key priority to build houses. In 2017, the Conservatives had a manifesto pledge to deliver 1 million homes by the end of 2020 and to deliver half a million more by the end of 2022. However, the Prime Minister has also promised to protect biodiversity and be “the first generation to […]

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Wilson Wraight Spring Webinar

Are you making the most out of your resources?   With the introduction of the Environmental Land Management Scheme, alongside the additional services that we can now offer at Wilson Wraight we held our first ever webinar to showcase how you could be ‘sweating your assets’. We are always challenging ourselves and our clients on […]

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