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  1. Agriland RSS

    Dorset chalk stream benefits from EA funding

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Environment Agency (EA) has funded a successful project to improve water quality and fish habitat in the Devils Brook, an important chalk stream in Dorset. The two-year project, led by the Farming Wildlife Advisory Group Southwest (FWAG), has...
  2. Defra Farming

    Farming Investment Fund: Adding Value grants open for applications from 9 June

    Farming Investment Fund: Adding Value grants open for applications from 9 June Written by The Team Photograph by Graham Higgins Following publication of the Adding Value manual on 23 May, the online checker is now open for you to apply. This £30 million fund offers grants focused on...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Business grants of up to £300k made available to farmers

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Funding grants of up to £300,000 will be made available to farmers to help them boost their businesses and add extra value to their produce, Environment Secretary, George Eustice has announced today. £30million from the Farming Investment Fund (FIF)...
  4. Defra Farming

    Farming Investment Fund – new Slurry Infrastructure grants coming in autumn 2022

    Farming Investment Fund – new Slurry Infrastructure grants coming in autumn 2022 Written by Thomas Proudfoot Photograph by Graham Higgins Today we’re announcing more details about the new slurry storage grants that we will be launching later this year, as part of the Farming Investment...
  5. Defra Farming

    How we’re making sure all farm businesses can fairly access money released from Basic Payments

    How we’re making sure all farm businesses can fairly access money released from Basic Payments Written by The Team Photograph by Alison Day The government has committed to maintain the farming budget for England at £2.4 billion per year throughout this parliament. This was confirmed again...
  6. Defra Farming

    Further funding for farmers, foresters and growers to innovate

    Further funding for farmers, foresters and growers to innovate Written by Niall Bradshaw The Farming Innovation Programme provides research and development funding to farmers and growers who want to develop and use new, innovative methods and technologies. The aim of the fund is to support...
  7. Defra Farming

    Farming Investment Fund: a new grant

    Farming Investment Fund: a new grant Written by Gordon Jones Credit: Alison Day In November, we launched the Farming Investment Fund. It included the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund and the Water Management theme of the Farming Transformation Fund. An Improving Farm Productivity...
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    Biodiversity offsetting - Anyone done it?

    Looking for anyones experience, Ive been approached by two companies now regarding offsetting associated with nearby housing developments (on separate fields ) - One hasnt made any offer yet the other is offering £23k/ha upfront and £950/ha for 30 years linked to inflation - 0.5% with a 5% cap...
  9. Steevo

    River pollution to be reduced by 80pc - but the plan will take 30 years

    George Useless is rather slower to act on other sources of water pollution it seems. But still puts the boot into farming in the process. 🙄 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/03/31/river-sewage-reduced-80pc-plan-will-take-30-years/ Full article text pasted below: River sewage to be reduced...
  10. Defra Farming

    Fertiliser: updates and support

    Fertiliser: updates and support Written by The Team The price of fertiliser has risen dramatically over the past year, but especially in recent months. Multiple global issues, including the war in Ukraine, have reduced gas and ammonium nitrate supply, forcing prices up. We know the impact...
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    Begging bowls again…

    Reading a thread about high fert prices and some farmers are asking for the government to step in and subsidies the price. Then another thread suggesting the government should help subsidies fuel prices. Farmers must get more government hand outs then a black single mother in a council flat with...
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    Can we all carry on farming?

    Realistically with fertiliser prices still rising and my fuel supplier is saying Red diesel will just hit parity with white diesel very shortly, can we actually carry on? Just looking at our combine as it’s going to cost us £45,000 in fuel alone this coming harvest if Red diesel hits £1.50/l...
  13. GOV.UK RSS

    Environment Secretary at the NFU Conference to set out animal health and welfare support for farmers

    Environment Secretary at the NFU Conference to set out animal health and welfare support for farmers Written by Defra Press Office There is widespread coverage in The Telegraph, The i, Daily Mail, Guardian, Financial Times, Pig World, Farmers Weekly, Western Morning News, Yorkshire Post and...
  14. Defra Farming

    Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: grants issued

    Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: grants issued Written by Gordon Jones © Natural England/Peter Roworth Recently we ran the first round of our new Farming Equipment and Technology Fund. We received 5,624 eligible applications worth a total overall value of just over £53.5 million...
  15. Defra Farming

    Lump Sum Exit Scheme and delinked payments: Published 8 February 2022

    The Rural Payments Agency will manage the Lump Sum Exit scheme and delinked payments. This guidance tells you more about the payments and important dates when you need to take action. In 2021, we started the 7-year transition in England away from Direct Payments (currently paid through the...
  16. Defra Farming

    How we’re developing slurry grants

    How we’re developing slurry grants Written by The Team Natural England/Steve Marston Today, we've blogged about how we're working with farmers and others across the industry to use slurry to our advantage. Farmers told us that finance often stands in the way of improving their slurry and...
  17. Defra Farming

    Co-design in 2022: reflections, plans and principles

    Co-design in 2022: reflections, plans and principles Written by Neville Cavendish More than 4,000 people from across the farming community in England are now working with us to design, pilot, test and trial new farming policies and schemes. In this post, we’ll explain how we’re working...
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    30 years of environmental stewardship wasted

    Actually 31 years since we entered 12% of our farm into the original Countrywide Stewardship scheme. That 12% remains out of production today but now in Mid Tier. It’s seen various name changes of the scheme over the years such as ELS, HLS, ESS, CS - I’ve lost count to be honest but it matters...
  19. Janet Hughes Defra

    Farming exit scheme

    Good afternoon all Today we've published information about our lump sum exit scheme for farmers who wish to exit the industry. The new Lump Sum Exit Scheme will support farmers in England who wish to leave the industry though a lump sum payment, allowing them to exit the sector in a managed...
  20. CPM RSS

    £25 million funding for high tech machinery on farms opens

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Farmers and growers in England are being urged to apply for up to £500,000 in Government funding to invest in cutting edge robotics and technology to boost food production, as part of the Farming Investment Fund. Grants ranging from £35,000 up...
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