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Partnering with Alan Boswell, we can offer our members robust protection at competitive premiums. We aim to be both transparent...
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AF’s grant funding consultancy service has a vast knowledge of local, regional and national grants from a wide range of...
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The Telecoms team at AF understand the difficulties rural and lone-working businesses can face when it comes to telecoms and...
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The Rising Cost Of Fencing And Equipment
The cost of both fencing and livestock equipment is continuing to increase whilst product availability becoming more restricted and lead...
Fire Risk Reaches A Seasonal High
Every year, thousands of acres of crops, buildings and habitats are destroyed by farm fires. With temperatures soaring and no...
Stay Protected In The Sun This Harvest
With the UK recording one of the hottest, driest summers on record, we look at how you can stay protected...
The Many Challenges Ahead For Oilseed Rape Growers This Year
It seems like it takes a brave farmer to grow OSR these days. However, with the increasing pressure on farmers...
Helping You Understand And Manage The Impact Of Energy Price Increases
Wholesale market and industry charges are reflecting between 35-50% increases, compared to prices in 2015/16
Staying Vigilant Against Hare Coursing
Brown hare populations are highest in southern and eastern England, but there are also healthy populations across most of the...
The Importance Of Planting Hedging & Trees
The relaunched Countryside Stewardship Scheme includes a wealth of provisions for the planting of hedging, woodland, parkland and orchards. ...
Greening: Ecological Focus Areas (Efas) On Arable Land
The EFA requirement must be met by all farmers with over 15 ha of arable land and there are 6...
Hybrid Wheat Will Give Higher Output Under Stress – But At A Cost
Making Tax Digital – Take Control And Reduce The Burden
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is HMRC’s flagship program to ‘digitise VAT’. It means that from April 2019, businesses...
Potato & Sugar Beet Blends
For the last year we have been emphasising more and more the need to know what products are going into...
Are Winter Tyres Worth The Cost?
It is estimated only 3% of car owners in Britain have winter tyres fitted.
Norfolk Farming Conference 2019: Defining The Future
For many UK farmers, the future of agriculture feels uncertain, however for those seeking to identify key opportunities in the...
Af Gives Back £1M To Its Members
AF has reiterated its commitment to its members by announcing that we will be returning £300,000 to them in the...
Norfolk Farming Conference 2019: Innovation And Opportunities That Will Define Our Future
Hundreds of UK farmers attended this year’s Norfolk Farming Conference to hear industry leaders and experts debate some of the...
Could You Buy Concentrates More Efficiently?
It is well understood that concentrates must be carefully selected to provide the energy and protein required to balance forage....
Seven Key Issues Farmers Need To Know About Insurance
The farming industry has undergone significant change in the past decade, with the increasing pace of technology combined with regulatory...
Long Life Fencing Options, Are They Worth The Premium?
Af Shortlisted In National Awards
The AF Group has been shortlisted for the Leading Co-operative of the Year Award – a prestigious accolade that honours...
Underinsurance – What Does It Mean And How Can It Affect You?
Underinsurance remains a major issue within commercial insurance, and can be major factor in delays in repair authority and reduced...
How To Avoid Phone Scams And Fraud In An Internet Era
Internet fraud and phone scams are unfortunately on the increase and becoming more and more sophisticated. There are many different...
Are You Aware Of The Cost Implications Of Using Mobile Data Abroad?
Prior to travelling, please remember to check your mobile tariff to ensure that you are activated for roaming abroad. You...
The Af Group Gives Over £1Million Back To Members As Profits Rise 76%
The AF Group is the largest agricultural buying group in the UK, and as an independent provider of advice, insight,...
Supply Chain Partnerships – They’Re A Win-Win
The AF Group have published their new report outlining the attitude and actions needed for successful and fruitful supply chain...
5 Ways Supply Chain Partnerships Can Benefit Your Farm
By taking full advantage of the functionalities and services of a supply chain partnership, British farmers are well-placed to enhance...
Brexit Is A Huge Unknown, But Opportunities Do Exist
Whatever your political views, one thing is clear: British farming faces huge uncertainty due to Brexit. With very little clarity...
Case Study: Wroxham Home Farm
For Andrew Murdo, Farm Manager at Wroxham Home Farm, the requirements for a strong supply partnership are clear:
Life Without Chlorothalonil (Ctl)
So we keep talking about chlorothalonil, you may know it as Bravo, but what is it actually all about?
The Af Group – What We’Re Doing For Members
Following our annual report, we wanted to share an update on some statistics and figures from the 2018 financial year.
Is Your Diesel Bowser Compliant?
In May, new UK law ended a 15-year exemption for diesel bowsers that don’t adhere to ADR road carriage requirement....
Have You Applied For The Countryside Productivity Scheme?
The UK government has announced a funding pool available to encourage investment in equipment to improve farm productivity. Grants...
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