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    Moorland and rough grazing ELMS payment

    Defra announced yesterday that there will be a payment under the SFI for 'moorland and rough grazing'. Three questions then: 1) What £/ha does it need to be set at in order for you to continue to manage such ground post BPS ? (don't just say zillions :) ). 2) Should the payment be dependent...
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    NSA warns of potential ‘unintended consequences’ of new farming schemes

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The release of further information by Environment Secretary, George Eustice on the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), providing some “much-needed clarity” has been welcomed by the National Sheep Association (NSA), however the association believes there...
  3. Defra Farming

    Sustainable Farming Incentive: information about the rollout of our new environmental scheme

    Sustainable Farming Incentive: information about the rollout of our new environmental scheme Written by Hannah Freeman Natural England/R Harris Today at the Cereals 2021 agricultural show, our Secretary of State, George Eustice, announced further information about the Sustainable Farming...
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    Government publishes update to Agricultural Transition Plan

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmers will be able to earn up to £70 per hectare for actions to improve the health of their soil and livestock farmers will be eligible for a free vet-led annual health and welfare review, the environment secretary confirmed today in an update on the...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Farmers set to earn up to £70/ha for actions taken to improve soil health

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmers will be able to earn up to £70/ha for actions to improve the health of their soil and livestock farmers will be eligible for a free vet-led annual health and welfare review, the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, confirmed today in an update...
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    Climate action must be backed up with the correct policies – NFU

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The British arable sector offers many solutions to the climate challenge, but it needs the right policy environment if it is to fulfil its potential when it comes to preventing and managing the impacts of climate change, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU)...
  7. Defra Farming

    How farmers are helping us to design the first of our environmental land management schemes

    How farmers are helping us to design the first of our environmental land management schemes Written by Bailey Hemphill Source: Natural England The Sustainable Farming Incentive is one of 3 new environmental land management schemes that use public money to reward farmers and land managers...
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    Eustice shares further information on funding split for future farming schemes

    Written by William Kellett Environment Secretary, George Eustice, confirmed from 2028 an even-split of funding between the future farming schemes. The government’s new Sustainable Farming Incentive, Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery Schemes will provide the main delivery mechanism...
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    SFI unlikely to offset direct payments – AHDB

    Written by William Kellett New analysis by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) quantifies how the proposed Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) stacks up against the basic payment scheme (BPS). It compares per hectare payments for introductory, intermediate and advanced...
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    Farming in Protected Landscapes opens in July

    Farming in Protected Landscapes opens in July Written by Will Pryer Picture: Lake District National Park Authority Last week, I blogged about the importance of England’s Protected Landscapes – our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Today, I’m pleased to tell you...
  11. Defra Farming

    Future farming: what's changing

    Future farming: what's changing Written by The Team This page gives an overview of the changes to farming in England. Environmental land management schemes We're introducing 3 new schemes that will pay farmers to carry out environmental land management. They are: Sustainable Farming...
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    What we are learning about advice through test and trials

    What we're learning about advice through test and trials Written by Louise Maguire Farmland on Exmoor National Park. Credit: ENPA One of the areas we’re looking at is how much advice and guidance farmers and land managers might need in our new schemes. We’re exploring this in 43 tests...
  13. Defra Farming

    Interest in the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme pilot

    Interest in the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme pilot Written by Tom Lewis Copyright Natural England/Julian Dowse In March, we invited farmers to express interest in taking part in the first Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot. In this post, we'd like to share the response and what...
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    More than 2,000 apply for Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot scheme

    Written by Iain Hoey Over 2,000 farmers have responded to Defra’s call for applicants for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, which is due to start in October 2021. The Sustainable Farming Incentive marks the next step in the Government’s plans to reward farmers and land managers...
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    Tenant farmers require ‘more information’ to engage with new ELM schemes – TFA

    Written by William Kellett The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has published the results of its recent Agri-Environment survey, which captured the opinions of approximately 200 farmers, 90% of who where reliant wholly or predominantly on tenanted land. The survey showed that the principal...
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    Paying farmers a lump sum to retire

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57149744 Average farmer could get 50k with the largest landowners getting 100k Average farmer gets 21k per year "Older farmers are often most resistant to new "green" methods, and Environment Secretary George Eustice wants them to move on" "The...
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    More Information Required Before Tenant Farmers Can Engage with New Environmental Land Management Schemes

    Written by John Swire The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has published the results of its recent Agri-Environment survey, which captured the opinions of approximately 200 farmers, 90% of whom where reliant wholly or predominantly on tenanted land. The Survey showed that the principal concern...
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    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
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    ELM Scheme

    Hello, I have just listened to a podcast featuring a regenerative livestock farming couple, and they were discussing the changes from BPS to the ELM scheme. What are everyone's thoughts on the ELM scheme? Will it make farming fairer? Will it change things for new entrants? Does anyone have any...
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    The new Sustainable Farming Incentive

    The new Sustainable Farming Incentive Written by Tom Lewis Source: Natural England At NFU21, The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, spoke about the Sustainable Farming Incentive. The Sustainable Farming Incentive is the first in a package of...
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