”In the beginning, sugar grains and beets were grown under the agreement, which lay on carrots, parsleys and onions when the relationship with the contractor developed.” ”This is a diversified estate, owned by the Adeane family since the 1950s, with a lot of ownership and other interests,” says Charles Loyd, one of the estate`s agents. ”When I signed up in the late 1990s, we had to stabilize farm income to be able to retake the other areas. The contractor usually orders inputs and sells products in conversation with the farmer and is usually paid twice a year late. The farmer remains the owner of the rights and the applicant of the farm payment, the SFP income being generally paid into the operating account of the contract. (2) If both parties are satisfied with the outcome of the agreement, it may be extended by an additional season, but there is no obligation for either party to renew the contract. This investment can also be seen as a vote of confidence for the contractor Westrope Farming, which has been on the estate since September 2000. The agreement, which was renewed in 2007, is under way for 10 years, with a review every three years, prompting the contractor to invest in special machinery and take care of the country, Loyd said. ”The agreement recognizes that both sides must benefit.” Agricultural contracts are most often three years, with each party paying a payment or first fee, although it is important to understand that the only guaranteed payment is that of the contractor, says Councillor Richard Means of Strutt and Parker. After taking into account these and other costs of crop production, the surplus is distributed according to an agreed report. ”We`ve seen some poorly established agreements that have been turned into something completely different after a few years, without proper oversight. A very important aspect is the exemption from inheritance tax on farm properties on the farm. If this is relevant, the farmer should pay particular attention to how the contract is concluded and exploited and how decisions are made and recorded. As an applicant, the farmer is responsible for eco-conditionality, but generally requires compensation from the contractor, so that when an act of the contractor results in a loss of FPS, compensation is paid.
Councillors stress that these agreements are based on trust and openness between the parties. ”It is important to get the right conditions and agree on a report that works on a number of performance results, usually two steps for the distribution of the divisible surplus, sometimes three, but if the farmer at the end 100% of the upper level and the contractor nothing, then there is no incentive. (1) All disputes arising from this agreement are resolved, as far as possible, through discussions between the company, the farmers` group and the farmer. 2. If the farmer does not follow the procedures described in this agreement, he is notified orally and in writing. After three written warnings, the company has the right to terminate the contract. I have read and understood the content of this agreement and I sign it voluntarily. (1) to use the portion of its operation, measured and approved by the company, for the cultivation of green beans for the duration of this agreement. ”The farmer wants to keep his contacts or marketing methods or his breeding techniques that are not suitable for the new contractor.