Is the Government going to abandon conservation schemes ?

Location
Devon
The word is that all conservation scheme land is to be ploughed this year in case of food shortages.
Tree planting schemes also cancelled.

Unless they guarantee a min value of grain etc then how many farmers would actually plant this land?

Because if there ended up with an over supply of grain etc the price would be in freefall come next winter.

And if this true about these schemes then the ELMS scheme is finished and direct/ area payments are here to stay for many years.
 
Location
Devon
I’m not sure if you’ll see another basic payment either the way they are having to spend. Maybe the end of cross compliance and farm for productivity again?

BB

The country is bankrupt now anyway for at least 10 years and they are going to have to pay out hundreds of billions of ££s every year for at least that long to keep the country going and people alive so 3 billion a year to the Ag industry in direct payments will be like a tenner to a normal person on the street for the government.
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
The word is that all conservation scheme land is to be ploughed this year in case of food shortages.
Tree planting schemes also cancelled.


Whats the point of ploughing the crap strips round fields that are tufty grass and will cost more to get cultivated than worth. Sounds the sort of thing the radical farmer lobby would say. Better to divert cereals away from meat production into direct consumption. And non food uses - pet food - do we need that. So a far deeper subject.

WARAG next.
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
Whats the point of ploughing the crap strips round fields that are tufty grass and will cost more to get cultivated than worth. Sounds the sort of thing the radical farmer lobby would say. Better to divert cereals away from meat production into direct consumption. And non food uses - pet food - do we need that. So a far deeper subject.

WARAG next.

was thinking about all the malting barley around here......pubs shut and euro 2020 postponed.....who's gonna want beer
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
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