Agriculture & Forestry

Listed below are details of organisations offering help and support to businesses operating in the agricultural sector

Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work

DEFRA has published advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to work on farms and their employers. Link to the DEFRA Guidance

Article added 5th June 2020

Rural Payments Agency update - June 2020

The RPA has published an update for information about their schemes - Countryside Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship and the Basic Payment Scheme. This includes details of scheme deadlines and how to submit applications, claims and supporting documents during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Link to the RPA Update

Article added 5th June 2020

The Prince's Countryside Fund

Established in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. When the Fund was established, its Patron HRH The Prince of Wales identified a crucial role for us in responding to countryside crises.


The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Farming Help Partnership

Supported by The Prince's Countryside Fund, this is a collaboration between The Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network, R.A.B.I, RSABI and Forage Aid working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 

This initiative is in conjunction with The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The National Farmers’ Union, and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and for further information, call 03000 111 999 or visit the Farming Help website


National Farmers Union

The NFU has created an Advice Page for its members (also available to non-members) providing links to information about a wide range of topics and the potential impacts of Coronavirus.


The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has set up a useful Coronavirus Advice Page with information and guidance for farmers and growers:

Government advice on operating safely during Covid-19 crisis

Specific advice has been issued by the government to farming businesses on Operating Safely during the Covid-19 crisis.

Article added 27th April 2020

 

Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission has published Coronavirus-related Advice and Guidance for businesses operating in the forestry sector:

Article added 28th April 2020

 

Links verified 8th September 2020