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Agribusiness News 2022 – SAC Farm Management Handbook 2022/23

1 November 2022

With the importance of forward budgeting and seeking to minimise carbon emissions by maximising technical efficiency, the 43rd Edition of the SAC Farm Management Handbook (co-funded by the Scottish Government) is now available to download free on the Farm Advisory Service website at

To own your own hard copy of this comprehensive and up-to-date source of farm and rural business management information, please visit
or contact us on 01835 823322 or email the FMHB team on



This year’s handbook includes:

  • Gross margins and technical details for livestock, crop and organic enterprises,
  • Information on Direct payments (Basic Payment Scheme, Greening, Grant Schemes) and Rural Development Programmes,
  • The Carbon section which discusses the main greenhouse gases in agriculture, explains how the carbon footprinting process works, identifies mitigation measures, and provides farm benchmarks, and
  • Guidance on diversification, building and machinery costs, renewable energy, farm woodland, crofting and small farms, new entrants, finance, taxation and much more.

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