What is Agriculture in 2018

The Agriculture Bill is very important draft legislation.  We might expect it to define agriculture itself with a new definition fit for the 21st century and our post-Brexit future.  But the closest it seems to get is clause 13 which tells us that 'agriculture includes any growing of plants, and any keeping of creatures, for … Continue reading What is Agriculture in 2018

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Strategy and the land manager

These slides provide an update on the survey I have been undertaking for my RAU 100 Club/RICS (Royal Agricultural University/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Fellowship on the topic of strategy in rural estate management. The 151 respondents to date have been involved in the management of at least 1.973 million acres in the last year, and … Continue reading Strategy and the land manager

Estate Management Strategy: a survey

Please can I invite readers to complete a short survey for me, particularly if you are involved in land or estate management on any scale. There are seven questions, and it should take no more than a few minutes to complete.  This link will take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKDDXRZ The results of the survey … Continue reading Estate Management Strategy: a survey

Cornish Hedges, Post and Wire Fences and Boundary Problems

The Court of Appeal's judgment in Drake and another v Fripp [2011] EWCA Civ 1279 deals with a boundary dispute. Did the boundary follow a Cornish Hedge, or a nearby Post and Wire Fence?  They were four to five metres apart, and the area between the two amounted to 1.5 acres or thereabouts. The case … Continue reading Cornish Hedges, Post and Wire Fences and Boundary Problems