EXTENSION TO THE MID-TIER STEWARDSHIP DEADLINE ALTERED

Applicants for the Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme have one extra month to complete their application. The deadline for applications to be with Natural England has been extended from 31st July to 31st August – please see the following link with details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/application-return-deadline-for-countryside-stewardship-extended

STEWARDSHIP SCHEME HAY CUTTING DATES

Due to the unusually hot weather, Natural England has had requests from farmers to cut hay crops earlier than is permitted under their agreement where the grass is ripening earlier than usual. They have also received requests to alter grazing, cropping and supplementary feeding requirements due to the heatwave. In situations where the agreement holder […]