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We bring you insights and updates about maintenance for your home, important changes to farming and vital advice for your business.  As well as a few more light hearted posts to brighten your day.

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Down on the farm – The beginning of the new arable year (Leanne)

As we fly through October, we are working hard with just one field of potatoes left to dig. Once our potatoes are out of the ground, they will be graded, boxed and then put in cold stores ready to be...

The legacy of Covid-19: Five ways in which 2020 could change farming

Jeremy Oatey is our Chair of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Agricola Growers in South East Cornwall. He considers five ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has changed farming and...

Winter housing for cattle: health and safety considerations for farmers

As we approach the colder winter months, many farmers will be preparing to move livestock indoors. Charlie Neale, Associate Director and Farm Vet at Shepton Vets, and Naomi Clements, Cornish Mutual...

Down on the Farm - Moving into Autumn (Kellie)

It feels like yesterday that spring had just sprung and the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown. Fast forward five very long months, the leaves have turned, and we appear to have arrived in...

Preventing Mud on Roads

Pat Phillips, our Claims Technician, reflects on the risks of increased wet weather and mud on roads.
Every autumn, there is an increase in motor accidents as a result of runoff from fields or farm...

Five common causes of narrow lane collisions

The number of claims we have handled relating to multi vehicle collisions have doubled since the lockdown restrictions were lifted. Claims Technician, Naomi Clements, outlines some of the main...

Five ways to reduce the risk of farm fires caused by hot machinery

Technical Leader Claire Longman advises farmers on five steps they can take to reduce the risk of fires caused by hot farm machinery.
In the last 12 months, we have handled three major claims as a...

Down on the Farm - Harvesting our Summer Crops (Leanne)

Following a very wet winter, we have had a great blend of sunshine and rain which has helped our cereals to grow quickly and healthily, ready for harvesting.
Harvesting
Over the last couple of weeks...

Hay bales: three safety considerations for farmers

Claims Team Leader Arthur Denton outlines the three key safety considerations for farmers working with hay bales.
Over the coming months, many of our Members will be preparing hay bales, ready to...

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