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Administrators appointed to Countrywide Farmers Plc

David Pike, Mark Orton and Will Wright from KPMG’s Restructuring practice have been appointed joint administrators to Countrywide Farmers Plc. The company, which employs approximately 735 people, is headquartered in Evesham, Worcestershire, and operates 48 retail stores across England and Wales selling a range of farming, equestrian, harvesting and agricultural supplies to consumers. It also […]

Lee Baker appointed as National Sales Director at Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC)

The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) has announced the appointment of Lee Baker as its new National Sales Director. Born and bred on an Exmoor hill farm, Lee’s strong farming heritage brought him to the Agriculture team at Lloyds Bank in 2009, where Lee has spent the last seven years as Agricultural Relationship Manager based in […]

Germinal appoints product development manager

Germinal appoints product development manager

Forage expert Germinal has continued to strengthen its technical resources with the appointment of plant biologist Felicity Lenyk to the new position of Product Development Manager. Working alongside Germinal’s field sales team and interacting with the company’s newly established research station, Felicity will help bring new forage crops to market as well as look at […]

Happerley commits to creating member-owned entity to validate UK food provenance

Happerley commits to creating member-owned entity to validate  UK food provenance

Happerley, the food provenance organisation, held its inaugural Advisory Board meeting last week (12th Jan). It was agreed unanimously to work towards creating an independent member-owned entity to deliver a credible body to validate, certify and promote provenance across the UK food industry for the benefit of both producer and consumer. The Advisory Board is […]

£20m investment in Wrexham poultry processing plant welcomed

£20m investment in Wrexham poultry processing plant welcomed

Ministers from the Welsh Government and the Mayor of Wrexham have welcomed the opening of a new £20m poultry processing plant in Wrexham that is creating around 150 jobs. The state of the art facility will become fully operational later this year following the substantial investment by Maelor Foods. The project received £3.15m in funding […]

Farmcare restructures for the future

Following a lengthy review of its business, Farmcare has today announced a restructuring plan that will increase the economic resilience of its farms and ensure their long term prosperity. As part of this plan, Farmcare, a leading arable crop producer and land manager, will enter into a series of partnerships with leading farming businesses who […]

RCMA Group invests £25m in sustainable rapeseed processing facility

Independent commodities trading and supply chain company, RCMA Group, today announced it is constructing a state-of-the-art rapeseed processing plant in Atherstone on Stour, near Stratford-upon-Avon, investing £25million in the project and creating in excess of 30 local jobs. The new facility will be operational in the autumn of 2017 to process an annual seed crush […]

Farmer business grant available in Wales

Farmers in Wales have the chance to apply for capital grants under the new Farm Business Grant Scheme. The grant is designed to help farmers in Wales to improve the economic and environmental performance of their agricultural holdings and will provide a 40 per cent contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have […]

NFU Potato Forum chairman and vice chairman are re-appointed

NFU Potato Forum chairman and vice chairman are re-appointed

Alex Godfrey and Tim Papworth have been re-appointed as chairman and vice chairman respectively of the NFU Potato Forum. Alex Godfrey, who farms in Lincolnshire, said: “I am delighted to be re-appointed as chairman for a further two years and I look forward to continuing to deliver the forum’s objectives during 2017. We have a […]

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