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Agriculture and farming are vital to the country’s economy. Not only does farming generate income, it also creates food and other resources. Because agriculture provides such important things, it’s subject to strict regulations.

In terms of time, farming is a job like no other. Early mornings and late nights mean that if you run a farm, you’ll always be wrapped up. You may find it difficult to keep up-to-date with changing legislation. Whether new legislation affects your land or the goods you produce, failing to keep up could harm your business.

Need a hand with agricultural law? Whether it is negotiating the sale or purchase of a farm or telecoms mast rental contracts, we can help. Bendles has been established in Carlisle for over 200 years. We’ve been helping the farming industry get to grips with complex law for just as long. Get in touch today to find out how we can help. Give us a call on 01228 522215 to find out now.

Thinking of Diversifying?

In the current climate, many farmers are diversifying to make ends meet. This means doing more than just farming crops and livestock to make a living. Although diversification is by and large a good thing, it can give you numerous problems if you don’t prepare.

In some cases you may need to purchase new land to diversify, or make significant changes to the land you already own. This can be a logistical minefield. You need to make sure land you have gives suitable access to make diversification possible.

For example, you may purchase new land to erect wind turbines. In order for this to work, the land needs to be close enough to the roads so that parts can be delivered and any maintenance easily carried out. When purchasing new land, you’ll also need to think how you’ll need to access for future ventures.

You may feel like diversification is a venture into the unknown. If you’ve been a farmer all your life, you may be unsure of what activity will bring the most profit. A stab in the dark could end up being a big waste of money.

For this reason, if you’re considering diversifying your farm business, why not consult Bendles? We’ve thought of everything already so you don’t have to. With our help you’ll be able to branch out into the most efficient and worthwhile ventures.

As well as helping you plan diversification we cover the following and more:

  • Voluntary Land Registration
  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Welfare
  • Farm Estates
  • Agricultural Tenancies, Sales and Purchases
  • Sporting Rights

At Bendles we understand that you don’t have the time to be clued up on law. So we’ll do all we can to make things easy to understand.

With our help, you won’t lose sleep worrying about complicated legislation. We’ll take care of all that for you. Get in touch with Jonty Hanlon or Jane Fillis, our agricultural law experts, to find out how Bendles will help you. Give us a call on 01228 522215 to find out sooner.

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