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As business norms are disrupted by the fallout from COVID-19, it’s all the more important to keep track of how cash moves through your business.
In the midst of uncertainty, planning for the future may seem impossible but when you’re preparing for recovery thinking through different scenarios, actions and outcomes could help your business survive and thrive.
Whilst no one can say how long the current crisis will last, it is clear that the impacts will be far reaching and society changing.
As we move beyond the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring your supply chain is in good shape and that it won’t endanger your recovery plans is essential.
There is almost certainly no one now working in the agricultural departments of the UK that has direct experience of designing a farm support system. The last time the UK set its own rules on agricultural policy was before it joined the EEC, as it then was, in 1973. Since that point, civil servants have largely been confined to implementing the rules agreed in Brussels under the Common Agricultural Policy – with a few tweaks here and there to tailor it to national circumstances. With Brexit, the four administrations in the UK effectively have a blank sheet of paper. Richard King, Head of Business Research at the Andersons Centre, provides a brief overview of what they are currently thinking.
Every week, pigs take to the roads of East Yorkshire to reach their new homes in a chain of high-spec B&B sites. It’s an arrangement that benefits arable farmers as well as a major pig producer.
For one Suffolk pig farmer, the journey to farming a fully freerange herd has been about grasping opportunities, meeting customer demand and getting the product just right.
A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan, of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint.
The dairy industry continues to make strides in sustainability, but consumers need to be reassured that they’re making the right choice when they buy dairy. Dr Jude Capper explores sustainability within the industry, how we can improve, and what messages we should be communicating to the consumer.
British farmers, on average, already produce far less carbon emissions than many of their international competitors and landowners are always looking for further ways of increasing efficiency. Alice Ritchie, Land Use Policy Adviser at the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), delves into the workings of carbon accounting and examines the ways in which we are already sustainable, where we can improve, and how to maximise our efforts.
Businesses that would never dream of leaving their premises unsecured often leave themselves vulnerable to cyber intruders. Here’s how to put sturdy locks on your digital doorways.