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THE LAND APP RELEASES FIRST MULTI-EDITOR FARM MAPPING SOLUTION

The Land App is pleased to announce that it has today released its multi-editor collaboration feature

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A Guide to Developing in Rural and Heritage Settings

E2 Architecture + Interiors offer some initial guidance on how to best approach a project strategically.

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Miscanthus takes centre stage at the Farm Business Innovation Show

Terravesta will be speaking to farmers and landowners about the financial and environmental benefits of growing the crop.

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Dupree Creative Rebrands to Dupree International

The agency behind creative campaigns such as ‘Britain’s Sexiest Cow’ announce a rebrand.

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Hornbeam Win Rural Business Award For Creativity

Hornbeam has won ‘Best Rural Creative or Media-Based Business’ in this year’s Rural Business Awards, East region.

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Naked Flame Eco-Tubs has fast become the chosen supplier to the Holiday Industry

Naked Flame Eco-Tubs is a trusted supplier to companies such as Sykes Cottages, Cool Camping, Wigwam Holidays and Canopy & Stars to name but a few.

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Simplified planning for farm diversification

Birkett's Chloe Glason explains the ins and outs of the Government's Permitted Development Rights introduced in 2014.

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HOW TO PROFIT FROM CLASS Q PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT

Agricultural property owners are generating significant revenue via Class Q permitted development.

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Biomass boilers to save family farm over £7,000 a year

A daily saving of £20 in energy bills has paved the way for a farm park in Tattershall to enhance visitor and animal comfort no matter the season.

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DIVERSIFICATION CAN OFTEN REQUIRE WEARING MANY DIFFERENT HATS

Dupree Creative offer advice on planning your consumer marketing activity and establishing a well thought out strategy for your brand and how to get it to market.

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Rural sector marketing specialists Hornbeam shortlisted for two awards

Specialist marketing and communications agency, Hornbeam, has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Rural Business Awards, East region.

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FCN launches Partner Logo for businesses supporting latest fundraising initiative.

Farming Community Network working with thelandsman to launch latest fundraising campaign, and is looking for industry partners at the Farm Business Innovation Show to help deliver this initiative.

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Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest – Brand New Glamping Site Opening 22/10

In the heart of Charnwood Forest, you’ll find autumn leaves, peaceful trees – and six state-of-the-art glamping cabins!

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Large-scale solar makes comeback & presents income opportunities for landowners

As costs decline and energy prices rise, large-scale solar projects are becoming viable again. Landowners should act fast to secure rental agreements.

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Lincolnshire Based Creative & Brand Development Agency Shortlisted for Rural Business Awards

Dupree International have been shortlisted for Best Rural Creative or Media-based Business!

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Cash In On Farms Being In Favour, Urges Pitchup.com

Farm-based campsite break bookings increase by a third in 2018

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Continuing Brand Brilliance – Wigwam® Holidays at the Farm Business Innovation Show

Following a challenging start to the year (remember the Beast from the East?), Wigwam® Holidays has gone from strength to strength in 2018.

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Glamping and camping businesses missing out on early bookings, leading website warns

Early holiday bookings rise for next season but, industry experts warn, not all businesses are ready.

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BIDWELLS - The Agriculture Bill 2018

The government’s long-awaited Agriculture Bill, which sets in train the biggest reform to the farming subsidy system for a generation, received its first reading on 12 September.

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FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS & MAXIMISE INCOME IN NEXT ISSUE OF RURAL VIEW MAGAZINE

Carter Jonas is working with clients to identify ways of maximising revenue from their land and assets.

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Diversification from traditional farming enterprises supports viability

Alternative revenue streams can be anything from glamping to renewable energy.

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Scotland’s first potato vodka producer granted £150,000 investment to build visitor centre on farm

Ogilvy Vodka unveil plans for brand new visitor centre on Angus farm.

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WHAT’S BREWING? IT COULD BE YOUR NEXT VENTURE

The UK’s love affair with coffee shows no signs of letting up, so why not take advantage by setting up a container café on your land?

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Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest – Brand New Glamping Site Open Day

Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest is the first Wigwam® Site to open in Leicestershire and will host its Open Day on Saturday 29th September, from 2pm.

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New Glamping Website Gets Major Boost From National Press

New website glampingly.co.uk receives major press coverage in first five months since its launch.

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First grand show from the SPAB this September!

Full of information and inspiration the SPAB's Old House Show is a rare opportunity to explore the best in building conservation brought together under one roof.

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Farm business hub goes from Strength to Strength

Family has always been at the heart of Orton Grange Farm’s diversification and 14 years on from the sites original launch, 2018 has been the busiest yet.

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Branding Is More Than Just A Logo

With consumers spending more and more time online and on social media, businesses are needing to find new and exciting ways to connect with existing and potential consumers.

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Dawnay Estates wins Award Recognising Achievements in Land Diversification

The award recognises the Estates’ drive to conserve, diversify and regenerate the environment.

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Diversification of sixth-generation farm introduces Luxury glamping pods

Mr. & Mrs. Slater knew they would need to diversify in order to survive as modern farmers.

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Celebrity Farmer Jimmy Doherty aims to help farmers diversify post-Brexit

Jimmy Doherty will be investigating different ways farmers can plan diversification activities to support their farms after Brexit

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Farm plans to become Scotland’s first producer of Buffalo Mozzarella

A Buffalo Farm in Kirkcaldy has been awarded £500,000 from the Scottish Government Fund

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Naked Flame have got it covered….

Naked Flame Eco-Tubs Ltd have got together with Garden Room Masters to provide a unique outdoor covered space.

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New Glamping Site at Builth Wells

Wigwam® Holidays Builth Wells will welcome their first guests on Friday 20th July 2018.

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Derbyshire farm plans to diversify into new boutique hotel and sheep dairy

Proposals have been put forward to councilors in Derbyshire, for a historic farm to be converted into a new hotel, restaurant and sheep dairy.

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Britain’s oldest stately homes are drawing in the crowds with endurance events

If you are visiting a stately home this summer, there may be a lot more to do than a gentle stroll around the grounds and a cream tea.

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Gin and Vodka Distillery to open on a Potato Farm

In the middle of his Potato farm in Cornwall, Steve Dustow is going to open the county’s first gin and vodka distilling operation.

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Canal boats could be diversified into farmland holiday homes

Plans have been submitted to put two canal boats on farmland to be used as holiday accommodation.

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BRAND NEW GLAMPING SITE TO OPEN NEAR YORK LATER THIS MONTH

Luxury glamping cabins, a beautiful lake, and peaceful woodland all waiting to be discovered at Wigwam® Holidays Ball Hall Farm.

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BATTERY STORAGE: AN OVERVIEW

Energy storage continues to be one of the most popular renewable energy diversifications, with the industry expected to continue its growth in 2018/19.

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GLAMPING INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO BOOM

The Glamping boom has paved the way for a new standard of high-end, architect-designed accommodation.

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FROM HONESTY BOX TO THRIVING BUSINESS!

After opening in 2013, family-run farm shop and café 'Oakes Farm Shop' is looking to expand.

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TOM KEMP DIVERSIFIES LAND INTO ONE OF THE BEST GYMS IN THE WORLD!

Essex farmer’s son and personal trainer Tom Kemp has taken agriculture’s relationship with exercise to an intense new level.

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FARMER PLANS TO DIVERSIFY THROUGH CONVERTING BARN INTO KENNELS

Robert Fitton, who leases Moss Hall Farm in Bolton is hoping to get permission to convert one of its 3 barns into boarding kennels.

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Lincolnshire alpaca farm announces visitor attraction diversification strategy

The plans include a visitor centre built out of shipping containers, alongside a shop showcasing Meadow Farm alpaca products and a cafe.

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Three Weeks Left to Enter the 2018 Rural Business Awards!

Winning an RBA can be a great way to help grow your business, so here’s why you should enter before 31st May.

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Government criticised for holding back the modern rural economy

Planning policy reforms will fail to meet the needs of a diverse business landscape, restricting rural growth and innovation.

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Daffodils grown by Welsh sheep farmer have potential to save millions of Alzheimer’s sufferers

Daffodils grown in the Black Mountains in Wales have been found to produce abnormally high levels of Galantamine.

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Wigwam Holidays Opens brand New Great Tregath Glamping Site

King Arthur Legend Goes Hand-in-Hand with Surfing at Brand New Glamping Site!

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2017 estimates show farming incomes have surged by 41 percent to £6 Billion

The dramatic rise in farming income has been attributed to increased productivity, fueled by innovation.

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PM Opens the UK’s first Biomass Training Facility at a Further Education College

The Energy Centre at BCA is the UK’s first renewable energy training facility at a Further Education college.

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Castle Toward secures multi million pound diversification investment

Landmark Scottish estate set to transform into major events destination.

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Glamping Decade at Award-Winning Glamping Site

Wigwam® Holidays Humble Bee Farm celebrates its tenth birthday in 2018.

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Japan’s Arai Ski Resort is new 'IT' destination

Arai Ski Resort features the largest Aerial Tree Adventure in Japan, with a total number of 102 obstacle elements covering an area of 33,000㎡.

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£100,000 grant allocated to Rutland firms to boost rural diversification.

A pair of Rutland businesses have received £100,000 to promote rural growth and diversification.

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UK Resorts set for Staycation Surge

UK leisure and tourism sectors forecast £31 Billion boost this summer.

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SETTING UP A WEDDING BUSINESS AT YOUR FARM

Converting agricultural buildings such as barns into idyllic countryside wedding venues is a trend that has been picking up momentum.

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PLANNING LAW CHANGE TO FACILITATE BARN CONVERSIONS

Recent changes to the UK’s planning law will allow farmers to convert agricultural buildings into residential housing without needing planning permission.

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FARM DIVERSIFICATION ALONG HISTORIC NORFOLK CANAL

10 pods will be set up across the historic canal in the hopes of mitigating the impact caused by their loss of CAP funding post-Brexit.

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FROM MILK TO ICE CREAM, RENEWABLES AND EVEN GLAMPING

Meet diversification experts Emma and James, who turned their dairy farm into a multi-diversification success.

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Glamping Site Set to Open on Edge of the Brecon Beacons

Wood-fired hot tubs, stellar night skies and a working farm – that’s just some of the attractions at Wigwam® Holidays Brecon, set to open Friday 4th May 2018.

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POST-BREXIT FARM SUBSIDIES: WHAT TO EXPECT

British farmers are urged to start taking the steps to address the impact that future CAP changes will have on their business.

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DIVERSIFIED FARM INCOMES 17K HIGHER THAN THEIR TRADITIONAL COUNTERPART

The Scottish FBS survey revealed that diversifying helped in increasing and stabilising farm incomes.

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FARMER’S PLANS TO OPEN A GLAMPING YOGA RETREAT REVEALED

Farmers J M Hounsfield & Son have submitted plans to develop a unique glamping yoga retreat at their farm in Lincoln.

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Learn the secrets behind growing Miscanthus

Miscanthus growers Bill and Tom are opening their farm to show other farmers the processes involved in growing, cutting and baling the crop.

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Next generation portable outdoor cooking stove

Aquaforno to introduce its next generation portable outdoor cooking stove this Feb.

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St David’s Day Opening for Wigwam® Holidays Hafren

Thursday 1st March, which is St David’s Day, will feature the grand opening for Wigwam ® Holidays Hafren in Powys.

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RESEARCH KEY FOR DIVERSIFICATION SUCCESS

Rural diversification expert and founder of The Business Barn advises aspiring diversifying farmers to carry out in-depth research before embarking on any new projects.

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SOUTH LAKELAND FARMERS TO DIVERSIFY INTO HOLIDAY LODGES

Two Cumbrian farmers have been granted planning permission to diversify their Flookburgh farm into 15 holiday lodges.

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BOUTIQUE HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES £30M EXPANSION PLANS

The Pig Hotel Group are expanding their portfolio by acquiring three new boutique hotels in Cornwall, Kent and West Sussex.

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NFAN'S Farm Attraction Winners Revealed

The winners of this year’s best farm and rural attractions were announced at the National Farm Attractions Network's (NFAN) annual conference and awards ceremony last week.

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Folk2Folk reveal their ISA transfer lending platform

Folk2Folk have developed an ISA transfer platform for its lenders to earn 6.5% tax-free interest while helping rural businesses grow.

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Prestigious award for Welsh Farm

Cwm Farm Charcuterie, based near Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley, scooped up a prestigious award at the House of Commons this week.

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New Year, New Glamping Site on a Private Estate!

Set in the heart of Fife, Wigwam ® Holidays Montrave Estate will welcome guests to its private estate from 1st March 2018.

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Aspall Cider sells to Molson Coors

Suffolk-based Aspall states the deal as "an important milestone" in the firm's near 300-year history.

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Plans to create a Northern Forest

The Government has backed plans to create a "Northern Forest" with a £5.7million investment.

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DIVERSIFICATION KEY FOLLOWING FUTURE CAP CHANGES POST BREXIT

Rural Consultants Bruton Knowles recommend diversification to bridge the CAP subsidy gap post-Brexit.

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BITCOIN ENTERS THE LUXURY WEDDING MARKET

A Northumberland entrepreneur who owns two luxury wedding venues in the North East has decided to start accepting the popular cryptocurrency at his wedding business.

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FARMER BUYS ROSEDALE ABBEY FOR £2.95M

The established North Yorkshire holiday park already has permission in place for 6 camping pods, 5 holiday cottages, 75 tents and more than 200 caravans.

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NFAN FARM ATTRACTION AWARDS' FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Over 30 farm parks, rural attractions and industry suppliers from around the UK have made it through to the finals of the National Farm Attractions Network annual awards.

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First cultivation of Black truffles in Scotland

Black truffles - Never before cultivated in Scotland!

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SAM MOORHOUSE WINS DIVERSIFICATION INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Back in 2015 Hesper Farm diversified their dairy farm to produce skyr - Icelandic fat-free frozen yogurt.

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DIVERSIFICATION'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: UNDERSTAND YOUR MARKET

Rural diversification is set to play an important role post-Brexit, but it is imperative to first understand your audience.

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BLUE FOREST TO INSTALL TWO ECO-PERCH LODGES AT HOLYWOOD FARM

The unique timber ecoPERCH lodges will include two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a shower room as well as an outdoor deck.

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PLANS TO BUILD GLAMPING PODS AT BUZZING WEDDING VENUE

The Grade I listed building has just submitted an application to add 10 holiday pods to its venue due to a high demand for overnight stays.

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Ramside Hall Hotel invests in luxury treehouses

North East hotel invests millions in creating six luxury treehouses.

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