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Down to Earth – Straightforward finance for farms and rural businesses

Down to Earth is our magazine dedicated to sharing sector knowledge to stimulate and guide your business planning.

This includes insightful interviews, helpful research and inspiring customer stories from across Britain. You can sign up to receive Down to Earth by completing our Contact form.

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Down to Earth

Issue 17 - Summer 2016 (England & Wales)

  • Interview with Meurig Raymond, President, NFU.
  • Robert Law talks about co-hosting Cereals and financing land purchases.
  • How a garden centre in Esher, Surrey has expanded with help from AMC.
  • Balancing ecological and environmental concerns on a Somerset farm.
  • Investment in rental property upgrades on Yorkshire estate.

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Issue 17 - Summer 2016 (Scotland)

  • Interview with Allan Bowie, President, NFU Scotland.
  • Robert Law talks about co-hosting Cereals and financing land purchases.
  • How a garden centre in Esher, Surrey has expanded with help from AMC.
  • Balancing ecological and environmental concerns on a Somerset farm.
  • Investment in rental property upgrades on Yorkshire estate.

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Issue 16 - Winter 2015

  • A small 80 acre dairy farm that has diversified into ice cream, yoghurt and cheese production to boost income.
  • A poultry business which has chosen to invest in its own pullet-rearing enterprise.
  • A south west dairy enterprise which has converted to robotic milking, adopted a zero-grazing policy, installed a slurry separator and invested in Photovoltaic energy.
  • An arable business which is deriving greater income in its owned assets by converting buildings for leisure and commercial purposes.

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Issue 15 - Summer 2015

  • How AMC supports and develops farms and rural businesses.
  • Dairy expansion plans helped with AMC loans.
  • Flexible Facility loan for purchase of new machinery.
  • Restructuring finances to ease cash flow and free up working capital.

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Visit us in 2017 – Show Dates

You’ll be able to find more out about us and our specialist lending for the agricultural sector, as well as an opportunity to discuss any other matters affecting our industry.

We believe in creating strong relationships with farmers and rural businesses across the country, so look forward to seeing you at any of the following shows:

Cereals 2017

Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire
Wednesday 14th – Thursday 15th June
8am to 6pm (Weds) and to 5pm (Thurs)

Royal Highland Show

Ingliston, Edinburgh
Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th June
7.30am to 8pm (Thurs to Sat) and to 6pm (Sun)

Royal Welsh Show

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
Monday 24th – Thursday 27th July
7.30am to 8pm (Thurs to Sat) and to 6pm (Sun)

Calls charged at standard rate.

AMC loans available for business purposes only, provided on a secured loan basis. Minimum AMC standard loan £25,001, minimum flexible facility £30,000. To meet customer requirements, lending criteria will vary. Lending is subject to status.

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