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Kent Farming Conference 2023

Batcheller Monkhouse were proud to be sponsors of The Kent Farming Conference in 2023. In January 2023 our rural professionals enjoyed a well-attended Kent Farming Conference at the Kent County […]

DEFRA announces Environmental Land Management Scheme update

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced what the future of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) holds for farmers and landowners. Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) […]

Countryside Stewardship Scheme and Sustainable Farming Incentive

Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) At the Oxford Farming Conference, Mark Spencer announced that the majority of revenue payment rates under CSS will be increased by 10% for all new and […]

Hailsham Livestock Market

Batcheller Monkhouse Rural Surveyors attended the Hailsham Livestock Market to speak with local farmers and landowners about the future of rural grants. Members of staff from our Tunbridge Wells Professional […]

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Batcheller Monkhouse are proud to be raising awareness of The Queen’s Green Canopy. This initiative of planting over a million trees across the nation between October 2021 and March 2023 […]

Wear It Pink

In October 2022, Batcheller Monkhouse once again took part in Wear It Pink to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Now. Breast Cancer Now raise money every year […]

Careers Fair 2022

In October 2022, a team of our Rural Professionals had great success attending Careers Fairs at the Royal Agricultural University and Oxford Brookes University. Royal Agricultural University – Thursday 6th […]

Ploughing Matches 2022

During September 2022 many of our Rural Professionals, Agency, Lettings, Telecoms and Planning teams attended a number of Ploughing Matches across Kent and Sussex. Weald of Kent Ploughing Match The […]

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 […]