Remember…..she’ll be getting paid whilst chatting to you.
Post 56 not answered, and if it ever does get a response….somebody else will have been paid to provide that response.
Meanwhile….they continue to treat us with contempt.
@Janet Hughes Defra Sorry Janet; do you mean we can do this now on the pilot agreement we’ve already signed, sealed and delivered…or we can do it from the 2022 scheme year? Also; if we can alter things for each scheme year…why are they 3 year agreements? Thanks and really appreciate your time; each 2 minutes of your time here is saving us 45 mins of being on hold to the defra/RPA helpline and potentially still being none the wiser afterwards!Yes, you can do that now, in the main scheme from 2022 you can have both CS and SFI on the same parcel, so long as we're not paying you twice for the same thing, and they're not contradictory actions
Yeah so the Vet gets £100/hr and we get about £10/hr for doing the rest of the standards with all the risk
Can't be arsed to read yet another episode of shuffle the deckchairs. I said what the SFI should look like before Defra had even called it the SFI, somebody just give me a nudge when they get there.
I don’t want to appear rude to Janet , but if they’ve been engaging with farmers, like they say they have, why are they making such a dogs dinner of things. It couldn’t be more wide of the mark if it tried.
Its offering a pittance and wont attract many farmers, and there’s been no answer to what are we to do with these OM test results, which will be massively varied across our glacial moraine anyway. We have everything from sand/ gravel to clay with fields .
A lot more stewardship agreements in the last year or 2, mine included. It does seem logical that there isn't enough of the 2.3B budget left for sfi whilst paying 95% of bps this year and 75% next?Maybe that’s true, but how did they pay BPS and stewardship on top
Thanks for the reply Janet, that's good to hear.Yes, you can do that now, in the main scheme from 2022 you can have both CS and SFI on the same parcel, so long as we're not paying you twice for the same thing, and they're not contradictory actions
lol like the price of mobile sheep yards and all the rest of the grant funded stuff will fall , yea right ,christmas has come early for their sales figures (whats the betting it will raise about 60-80% of the grant money )Should come down now what with thousands of samples labs will have bulk orders!!!!!!
Quite a few lowland Grazing farms have small fields like you. The scheme wording disadvantages these badly as they need more 'parcels' sampled per farm Ha than an Anglian arable outfit with big open parcels.lol like the price of mobile sheep yards and all the rest of the grant funded stuff will fall , yea right ,
all ive seen so far is paying the "professionals " wages , soil sampling, vets etc etc , out the agriculture pot , oliver corduroy brown has been lobbying for his uni mates ,
dont forget gove said it was going to be easy to apply (in an afternoon ) then down the pub for a drink . i have 58 parcels of land on my claim (38ha entitlement) and i dont get the BPS on the rest , that will provide some bubbly at the shareholders party .
Time to cut loose i think