If it's not worth the effort on a farm then dont take it, if you like supporting wildlife and you get a few pennies for it then go for it. My only issue with it is I know my farm best and what works best and I dont want to be constricted by a pen pusher that knows fudge all
Well in that case we will plough everything and then start again to get the payments, this is sounding like the anti brexit brigade again, dont like it dont want it, going to stamp my feet it's not fair blah blah .The farmers who support wildlife are already doing so and have the assets there probably for decades.
Meanwhile the EA won't pay for that ...
Well in that case we will plough everything and then start again to get the payments, this is sounding like the anti brexit brigade again, dont like it dont want it, going to stamp my feet it's not fair blah blah .
Something's in life cant be stopped but can be worked around or lived with,
Can’t see them getting any one to join the pilot at the rates offered.I'm sure everyone has seen this but the document makes it clear the payment rates are for the pilot scheme only and offer no bearing on what the rates will be when the real scheme rolls out.
Still we must inevitably draw what conclusions we can given the total absence of this critical information so far.
So to get a half decent arable payment you can't plough ?Add on advanced arable soils @ £59/ha. Reduce tillage,
It's available for our catchment area (Swale) but the boundary is shown to be the stream below us, that our water flows into.I cant get the grant for concrete not available for my farm
Yes you make a good point, vastly reduced management options so bad weather could mean no crop or breaching the rules. We will have to see if they will give derogations in some instances, they are talking about more flexibility and a light touch so it's possibleSo to get a half decent arable payment you can't plough ?
Payments are all going to be retrospective after an assessor has determined if you tried hard enough or willfully breached your agreement ? Because a chunk of the arable options you simply can't commit to in advance, weather, availability of OM etc etc will determine whether rules can be met.