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Bowel Cancer UK Charity Walk

On Saturday 23rd April staff from our Battle branch will be taking part in a 31 mile Charity Walk to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK. Charity Walk in Memory […]

Farm Expo 2022

On Wednesday 2 March Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be back at Farm Expo in Detling, Kent. The popular rural event which takes place at the Kent Showground includes trade […]

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2022

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2022 Update Following the draft standards published by DEFRA during 2021 plus feedback from farmers and landowners, DEFRA have now published an updated roadmap for 2022 […]

Ploughing Match Photographic Competition

The Batcheller Monkhouse 2021 Ploughing Match photographic competition has been won this year by John Gaunt.  We received a tremendous variety of beautiful images taken by visitors to the Weald […]

England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO)

Over the last few years, I have had a number of clients who wanted to plant small areas of new woodland, only to be put off by the minimum area […]

Forest of ELMS trees

The Government has pledged that the country will be ‘carbon neutral’ in only three decades, an ambitious policy that requires action from all sectors of the economy. While technological solutions […]

The Sustainable Farming Incentive

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the long-awaited scheme that will deliver on the Governments ‘Public Money or Public Good’ slogan. The new scheme will reward farmers for adopting more […]

Farming in Protected Landscapes

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme has been developed by DEFRA and will run from July 2021 to March 2024. The time-limited programme aims to help farmers and land managers […]

Farming is Changing | DEFRA

This morning DEFRA have announced more details on how Farming is Changing and what grants will look like in the future. In addition, the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Local Nature Recovery […]

Farming Investment Fund

Further details of the Farming Investment Fund (FIF) have been released which will provide farmers with grants to improve profitability and environmental outcomes. The Farming Investment Fund will be split […]

Southampton to Heathrow Aviation Fuel Pipeline

Next year should see the construction of Esso’s new 90km Southampton to Heathrow aviation fuel pipeline. This will be replacing the original one which was installed in the 1960s. Batcheller […]

Work Together To Ensure Maintained Network Of Public Rights Of Way

Landowners, walkers, horse riders, cyclists and local authorities need to work together to ensure a carefully planned and properly maintained network of public rights of way is available. “If lockdown […]

RABI Big Farming Survey – Have Your Say

RABI “We’ve launched the biggest ever wellbeing research survey of the farming sector. We hope to gather 26,000 responses that will give us insight into the impacts and pressures you […]

Farming Fortnight from LEAF. Linking Environment and Farming

During the past weeks we have all had to find new ways of doing what previously seemed normal, particularly our food shopping. One thing that seems to have come from […]

The Future of Farming

The reality of no Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) income is sending shock waves through the farming community, despite the fact that this has been on the cards for years. This […]

Basic Payment Scheme 2019

The Rural Payment Agency on-line system is now open for business. Whilst the deadline for submission of 2019 claims is still some weeks away it is never too soon to […]


Thinking of diversifying? DON’T. Or not at least until you have considered the simple principles of how to make it a success. The countryside is littered with examples of failed […]

Starting out in Farming

Now may seem a strange time to encourage new entrants into farming, but for many the opportunities are really starting to open out. Starting out in farming is difficult for […]


Since the referendum result on 23 June 2016, farmers and growers have been wondering what Brexit means for their business. The question has still not been answered, although the picture […]

Leader Grant Funding

Some readers will already know about LEADER*, if only because we touched on it briefly in the last issue of Rural Outlook. LEADER is a pot of European money totalling […]

The Wotten Estate

The management of forestry and woodland is an essential skill in estate management. Philip Trower FRICS, agent on the Wotton Estate and experienced forester explains the value and adaptability of […]

Environmental Consultancy

Natural Capital- Making good stewardship pay. You may be familiar with the term ‘natural capital’, referring to the UK’s stock of natural assets, essentially the environment – our forests, rivers, land and sea. […]

Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Providing tailored long-term funding through AMC Interest rates are currently at an all-time low, which means if you’ve been thinking about restructuring your finances, there has never been a better time. As a […]