Last chance to take part in law firm’s major poll on issues that affect the region’s rural community

FARMERS and landowners have a final chance to have their say on agricultural issues across the region at this year’s Midlands Machinery Show.

Leading regional law firm, Wilkin Chapman solicitors has already seen more than 200 people take part in its Future Farms Poll, which has been running during the spring and summer.

The Poll asks the rural community to identify its top priorities over the next five years – selecting from agricultural policy, succession planning, diversification and environmental and disease.

Its results are being collated to better inform the Wilkin Chapman agricultural team as it assists in shaping future priorities for the firm – while also passing the results onto colleagues at the East Midlands branch of the NFU, of which it is a panel member.

Catherine Harris, Wilkin Chapman Head of Agriculture 

To date the poll has been conducted at Cereals, the Lincolnshire Show and the Driffield Show, with more than 200 people taking part. Results so far show how 41 per cent of those polled cite agricultural policy being their main priority, with 26 per cent saying succession. Meanwhile 20 per cent identified diversification as their main issue with the remaining 13 per cent saying environmental and disease.

Partner and Head of Agriculture at Wilkin Chapman, Catherine Harris encouraged those attending the Midlands Machinery Show to take part.
She said: “This year there are many issues of real importance within the farming community and as a result it is so important for our firm to fully understand the future challenges and opportunities for our clients, as well as those of the wider profession.”
Wilkin Chapman, which is one of the UK’s Top 200 law firms and the largest in the Lincolnshire region, will have leading members of its Agricultural team at Stand 11 in John Crocker Hall, where you can take part in the poll – with all who vote entered in a draw to win a gin hamper. Legal experts will also be there to chat with visitors about any legal issues or answer any questions.

Wilkin Chapman is more than just a law firm; it is there for you, for business, for life.

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The Midlands Machinery Show is delighted to announce that Woldmarsh Producers and Flach & Le Roy Ltd, two of our key sponsors, have agreed to sponsor the MMS again this year. We thank them for their continued support of this growing show and wish them a successful year.

Woldmarsh Producers is a leading farmer buying group in the UK. The Woldmarsh team work hard to procure goods and services at preferential prices with all benefits negotiated passed directly back to their members.

Their team of buyers are able to provide members with core agricultural inputs such as fertilizer, chemicals, seed, fuel & electricity. Members are also able to purchase sundry items including building materials, machinery, vehicles, and tyres, also landlines, mobile phones and internet packages – Woldmarsh can supply you with all your farming needs.

Established over 50 years ago, Woldmarsh remains privately owned by their 900+ members, farming over 300,000 hectares stretching from Lincolnshire to Yorkshire, Midlands and The Isle of Man.

Flach & Le Roy Ltd own the FLR CropDrying brand.

Specialist manufacturers and installers of quality crop & woodchip drying, ventilation and storage systems. They have been supplying top quality drive-on and box store drying and storage installations to the arable farming industry for over 22 years and since their formation in 1993 have delivered highly successful drying and storage installations for grain, rape, potato, seed, onion, pea and beans and more recently woodchip for biomass boilers.

They owe their success to the care taken in the manufacturing processes and by ensuring that customers are totally happy with their products and services. FLR design, manufacture and install products with quality as a priority and always give the best price for what they consider to be the highest specification drive-on floor and box store systems on the market.

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