1. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  2. Defra Farming

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot Written by Lisa Applin In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot. The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the...
  3. onthehoof

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

  4. JP1

    BCMS changes

    Just had the following non-descript email . Just hope my 3 girls keep their legs crossed on that weekend early in October so I don't infringe their reporting rules Rural Payments Agency CPH: Our ref: CTS changes (1.0) Dear Sir or Madam As you’re aware, cattle...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Report shows that Wales leads the way in school and nursery milk provision for children

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Wales leads the way amongst UK nations when it comes to providing primary school age children with healthy and nutritious milk. The findings come as part of World School Milk Day 2021 which celebrates the benefits of healthy and nutritious school milk...
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    The three strands to ELMS

    Under current proposals, the total ELMS budget will be split three ways: 1)The Sustainable Farming Initiative. 33%. Support for individual farmers to deliver ‘public goods’. 2)Local Nature Recovery. 33%. Collaborative projects between groups of farmers. 3)Landscape Recovery. 33%. To all...
  7. Steevo

    Will you be looking to take part in the future SFI/ELMS scheme? - 21/09/21

    Quick poll following on from Janet Hughes Q&A yesterday. Based on your current understandings of the scheme today, will you be looking to take part in the future SFI/ELMS scheme? Poll will close in 10 days
  8. W

    Janet Hughes

    Hi Janet, thank you for the reply to my question. I can’t reply as the thread is shut for some reason so I’ve started this thread. Your reply was: ‘’Hello - thanks for your question :) We're not planning for Red Tractor or any other assurance scheme to police environmental schemes on our...
  9. topground

    DEFRA Q&A Janet Hughes

    In her last post on the Q&A session tonight @JanetHughesDefra wrote:- Thanks very much everyone for such a wide range of questions - we've not quite answered them all but I hope I and my team have done them justice! Let us know what you think, if this has been helpful we'll be happy to do this...
  10. onthehoof

    Movement breach

    Had an email today to say I will be fined 3% of SFP for movement breach after inspection found I had sent sheep to Newark in January 2020 and not recorded the movement. Now I didn't sell any sheep in Jan 2020 and never sold any sheep at Newark ever! How do I sort this mess out?
  11. Janet Hughes Defra

    LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

    Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers. Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    New round of government fund for collaborative farming communities

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A sixth round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has been announced today, giving groups of farmers and landowners in England time to consider making an application ahead of December 2021 when the application window opens. The £2.5 million...
  13. Y

    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    What are people’s thoughts and what are you doing to get ready for the change
  14. michael N123

    No need for a trailer test anymore?

    Is this true or fake news
  15. D

    Road planings

    We had a phone call do we want any road planning's we agreed to to buy 386 tons and paid half upfront on the same day. The started delivering the planning's the next day and the next days no account was made of how many loads were delivered. I have paid the outstanding agreed amount with VAT...
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    Sustainable Farming Incentive Deadline Looming

    Is anyone actually going to apply for this as the time to do so is now very short? I put in an initial application, but on looking through all the details for what will be a relatively small area of land that is not in CS and is grassland only, the amount of information required and admin time...
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    A Degree in Agriculture?

    What exactly do people gain from it? Farming is 90% hard graft and 20% inherited nowse innit? I “did” engineering and without that I’d be well n truly felled as an arable farmer, though my old man taught me more of that than uni. The agronomist specs the chemicals, I did PA1 and 2 and FACTS. I...
  18. Defra Farming

    The farmers who work in Defra

    The farmers who work in Defra Written by Ben Keene Ben Keene (Left) and Brian Longman (Right) Like most workplaces, staff in Defra come from a variety of different backgrounds. Each brings their own unique experiences and specialist skills to deliver public policy. But one area where Defra...
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    Fallow after grass leys

    Does anyone know where I can find the rules regarding grass leys (temporary grass) being left fallow after the four year period of temporary grass? As I do not wish them to become permanent grass, but as yet do not know what best to plant next year.
  20. holwellcourtfarm

    TFF Grassroots Group evidence submitted to Government

    holwellcourtfarm submitted a new resource: TFF Grassroots Group evidence submitted to Government - Evidence submitted to the EFRA commitee on the ELMS development Read more about this resource...