Dave W
Reaction score
22,332

Latest activity Postings About

  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…

Forum statistics

Threads
192,487
Messages
4,403,845
Members
48,259
Latest member
brol

Report shows environment subsidies provide more stable income than direct payments

  • 54
  • 0


Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Subsidies paid to farmers for protecting the environment lead to more stable incomes compared with payments based purely on the number of ha being farmed, according to a new study of farms in England and Wales. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The research, from Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading and Newcastle University, also shows that farmers shouldn’t put all their eggs in one basket, as those diversifying into a wider variety of crops or livestock receive more consistent year-to-year incomes – as do those who reduce their use of fertiliser and pesticides. Lead author and PhD student, Caroline Harkness said: “Farmers are facing increasing pressures due...
Top