Abstraction Licence Blog

In December 2017 DEFRA published the ‘Water Abstraction Plan’, aiming to approach water abstraction in a more environmental and sustainable way. In this document, DEFRA sets out its intentions to reform water abstraction and roll out a new, modernised scheme by 2021. As a result of this paper being published and reviewed, abstraction licences will […]

Nicholas Corp

Conservation Agriculture Considerations

Increases in fixed costs and concerns over soil health have led many businesses to consider Conservation Agriculture (CA) as an alternative approach to crop production. The three principle aims of CA are to improve soil health and biology by reducing soil disturbance, using balanced crop rotations and aiming for as much soil cover as possible […]

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Diversification: Is storage an option?

Possible future reductions in subsidy payments and pressures on farm net margins are making it increasingly important for farm businesses to diversify their income streams. One diversification option available to businesses who have redundant buildings or yard space is the provision of self-service storage. In-between 2016 and 2017 the use of self-storage sites increased by […]