Farming Update – May 2019

The latest farm income forecasts for Wales show that average income is expected to fall by 15% to £29,500 for the year to March 2019. Dairy incomes are likely to be d

A memorable weekend for local rugby!

The rugby season came to a close this weekend for our local clubs and what a fantastic finish it was. On Saturday, Luctonians RFC hosted Blaydon in a playoff to regain

Farming Update – April 2019

The most widely used chemical to control leaf spot in barley, Chlorothalonil, has been declared a category 1 carcinogen by the EU. This will lead to it being banned an

Speed awareness courses – should you tell your insurer?

‘Have you had any motoring convictions?’ It’s a standard question in motor insurance, and more often than not we receive the response, ‘I went on one of those

Farming Update March 2019

Defra has released the Farm Business Income estimates for the year ending February 2019. These show that income from cereals rose by 13% but general cropping fell by 8

Tips for Tractors – Young Driver Information

It is becoming more and more apparent that the rules concerning young drivers and tractors have become unclear, leaving the young drivers, and their employers, in jeop

Farming Update February 2019

Farmers are being advised to consider growing miscanthus as an alternative crop in the light of future uncertainties. The crop is grown under contract and is used to f