A more flexible approach to cross-compliance penalties

FARMERS selected for a cross-compliance inspection in 2023 will be less likely to be handed a financial penalty for breaches if they can prove they are trying to stick to the rules.

Inherited principles of sustainability

Why farmers need a consistent, industry-wide method to measure sustainability in order to plan their future and safeguard their businesses.  Read all about it in our new Farmer’s Weekly column!

Grape expectations – how to create your own vineyard!

WINE could be the magic ingredient to secure your farm’s future. Establishing a vineyard could give you a very healthy long-term alternative revenue stream in the booming British wine market – and it’s more affordable and practical than you might think.

Rural Asset Finance celebrate at the Farmers Weekly Awards!

RAF founder Matthew Smart, second left, presents the Contractor Of The Year Award to Martin Hays. Everyone enjoyed a night to remember as we celebrated the very best of British agriculture at the Farmers Weekly Awards!

Alternative funding helps farmer set up poultry business from scratch

Twelve months ago, TJ was a full-time welder. Now he’s a poultry farmer supplying 30,000 eggs a day to one of the UK’s leading food companies. As diversifications go, that’s quite a shift.

We fund customer’s massive Massey deal!

Rural Asset Finance has recently funded the acquisition of 10 new Massey Ferguson tractors for a very large Cambridgeshire farming operation.

Keeping the glass half full

In times of significant uncertainty, it could be difficult for farming businesses to access the finance they need from traditional banks.

Future-proof your farm!

Future proof your farm based business, through automation, economy of scale & diversification. Automation has long been coming to replace casual labour. But thanks to the imperfect storms of Brexit and Covid, plus a stronger pound making European seasonal labour better off working in the EU, that casual labour has disappeared overnight.

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