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Agricultural returns

Land is classed as agricultural if it's used, or could be used, by a business or private individual, for:

  • agriculture
  • horticulture
  • market gardening
  • production of forage crops 
  • grazing of livestock (including horses)

​Complete your agricultural return online

Owner occupiers, tenants and private individuals using agricultural land over 1 vergee in size, can now complete their annual return online.

Forms should be completed based on your circumstances as they were on 1 October, and must be submitted by 30 November.

Complete your agricultural return

Guidelines for completing the form

  • your agricultural return should include the area of all crops grown and livestock kept on your holding during the current year
  • the number of vergees of each crop should be stated as accurately as possible to the nearest quarter of a vergee, including seed bed area, except for protected crops which should be stated to the nearest square metre
  • glasshouses and polythene tunnels - internal measurements are required for accuracy
  • horses - you must declare all horses grazing or occupying the land, including any private arrangements that you have with horse owners, unless they complete an agricultural return themselves

Terms and definitions

​Term​Definition
First crop'The first or main crop being produced on an individual field or part field during the agricultural year'. A first crop would usually occupy a field for most of the year, however Jersey Royal potatoes would occupy the field for most of January through to June and be followed by a second crop.
Second crop​The harvesting of any crop returned as first crop.
Other crops for green cover​To follow up a first crop with a green cover crop to maintain field cover over the winter period (ie October to February) for environmental or wildlife benefit.
Organic production​Agricultural land should only be returned as organic if it is subject to an annual certification audit, carried out by a recognised certification body.
Horse livery Horses kept for an owner that are fed and groomed for a fixed charge.

For more information go to the Agricultural Returns Law 1947.

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