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Apr 16 2019

Dealing with the Pressure of Commodity Margins

Categories: Agriculture

It is a well-known fact that commodities have not kept up with inflation. With the price of a tonne of wheat at around £120 in 1995, this would equate to £225 a tonne in real terms today. Based on this year’s harvest wheat prices, farmers are achieving around £75 less per tonne than they might more

Feb 22 2019

A record attendance at the sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference

Categories: Agriculture

‘A Changing Climate’ was the theme for the sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference where a record number of delegates heard how agriculture policy, weather patterns and business practices are likely to change and adapt over the coming years. Leading agriculture policy adviser and Secretary of the CAAV Jeremy Moody began proceedings with an incisive talk more

Feb 7 2019

Subsidy cuts likely to hit hard

Categories: Agriculture

Changes to the farm subsidy regime in Scotland after Brexit could see significant money moved away from better cropping and grazing to protect Less Favoured Areas (LFA) payments from a large reduction. That is the warning from leading agricultural policy adviser Jeremy Moody, who will address a major farming industry conference in Carnoustie on 14 more

Jan 3 2019

A Hot Topic at the sixteenth Farming Scotland Conference

Categories: Agriculture

One of the country’s leading experts on the agricultural effects of climate change will address this year’s Farming Scotland Conference. The event, now its 16th year, will once again be held at Carnoustie Hotel, Angus on Thursday 14 February 2019 and is sponsored by EQ Chartered Accountants, Bell Ingram, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Thorntons more

Dec 3 2018

Farming Scotland Conference – A changing climate

Categories: Agriculture

The sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place at Carnoustie Hotel, Angus, on Thursday 14 February 2019, with a stellar line up of speakers set to address delegates. A popular speaker returns in Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Advisor of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and Advisor to the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters & more

Aug 13 2018

1976 all over again?

Categories: Agriculture

With prices rising across a range of commodities Scott Greig looks at potential ways to manage the tax issues following from improved profitability. Many are already likening 2018 to 1976 when, for those old enough to remember, a prolonged drought led to reduced potato yields which was more than compensated for by a sharp increase more

Jul 5 2018

We’ve got it Figured

Categories: AgricultureAmber Accounting

EQ are delighted to be recognised as the UK’s first Gold Partner with cloud farm financial management provider – Figured (, which launched in the UK this month. Figured was established in New Zealand and now also operates in Australia and the US. The UK market is one they were keen to move into and we more

Jun 26 2018

Thinking of buying a farm this summer?

Categories: Agriculture

In this article, our partner, Mark Wilken looks at some of the issues to consider before making an offer. Early summer is when most farms are looking their best. It is therefore no surprise that farms for sale normally come to market at this time of year, with agents aiming to seduce prospective buyers with glossy more