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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    These higher output crops either pay better ore they don't - know one HAS to grow them if they can't do so in a financially attractive way personally I would do whatever pays best for my business, if that was growing higher value crop and not being able to claim SFI then that would be my...
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    it's just science really - amazing but not magic despite the transformations it makes feeling so
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    if higher value crops are so much more finically attractive why is loss of subsidy a big deal ? surely it inconsequential almost on higher output farms
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    It's not all about carbon - there is absolutely no doubt (and plenty of evidence). that Regen Ag has created huge ecosystem gain on our farm over the last 15years, SOM and soil biology increased , water quality les erosion / nutrient leaching, insects and larger wildlife are FAR more abundant...
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    echo this @Janet Hughes Defra these big ag input companies have spent the last decade or more actively trying to hold back Regen ag in my experience - systems that sell less bags and bottles make no sense to them commercially, some have actively "blackballed" farmers like myself in the past...
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    I guess in extreme circumstances there would be derogations ? there has been historically with previous schemes I think ?
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    in 2019 we got our covers in through august and early September, - it was the planed autumn cash crops that in many cases became spring crops due to weather I guess any scheme should include a force majeure however and previous schemes have historically reacted to extreme situations IIRC
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    you grow spring cross like we mostly had to in 2019 anyway because of weather, regardless of Defra ? - I think to many see SFI as a sub still to put a bottom in the risk that come with being a farmer like BPS has ........ from everything I have seen so far it is not that point re cover...
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    Grant Schemes Currently Open?

    well spotted - yes this section is new, content from providers will be added soon
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    I couldn't agree more - giving subsidy for land owning is frankly an obscene use of tax, especially when you consider that land owners are some of the most wealthy people in society / often not even UK resident. The market distorting subsidising production of food is as bad and has been...
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    I'm pivoting my business into product and service that is in demand rather than pointlessly trying to continue producing products that are not - the opportunity to be involved in shaping that change is logical to take I hate subsidies, always have done and the faster we can move away from...
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    download button (green) here (top right of page) takes you to the published standards
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    i guess i will find out soon - committed now !
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    i suspect the pilot scheme will demand a fair bit of feedback (1-2 days a month they say) so will probably cost me - it’s certainly not money for nothing
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    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    accepted our pilot agreement today :)
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