EA let out to play!

maen

Member
Location
S West
Times alert:
Farmers will be stripped of subsidies if they pollute rivers under government plans to link payments to water quality.

Figures obtained by The Times show that farms are causing a rising number of pollution incidents but rarely face significant consequences.

The EA will make the RT feel like a stroll in the park. Brexit with teeth?
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Times alert:
Farmers will be stripped of subsidies if they pollute rivers under government plans to link payments to water quality.

Figures obtained by The Times show that farms are causing a rising number of pollution incidents but rarely face significant consequences.

The EA will make the RT feel like a stroll in the park. Brexit with teeth?
Isn’t this already the case? If a farmer breaks Cross Compliance rules by spreading slurry on water logged soils, on river banks, etc, then he can be penalised with a reduction in area payments.

Plenty still seem to get away with doing it repeatedly though.
 
Location
West Wales
Not really sure I see the issue other than government bodies doing it. Aslong it’s proved absolutely that you’ve polluted intentionally or made no effort to manage it then you deserve a fine. Accidents do
Happen and that’s a different matter
 
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In conversation with a soil health pioneer

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In conversation with a soil health pioneer

Written by Janet Hughes



https://www.buzzsprout.com/1657363/8311877-janet-hughes-and-gabe-brown-the-six-principles-of-soil-health.mp3

In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown.

Gabe has been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States. He farms at...
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