3rd May – Hedgerow and Boundary scheme and Higher Level Stewardship applications 31st May – To order a Mid-Tier application pack and to speak to your CSF officer about water capital grants 31st July – Mid-Tier application deadline.
For more information and an application form please visit the website: www.moredun.org.uk/award The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity that is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education. Up to £2,000 is available per award. It is Open to individuals over the age of 18 with the condition that they are […]
RPA drop-in centres will be open from 24 April 2019 until 15 May 2019 and will accept Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship application forms and their supporting documents and will provide receipts confirming submission. The centres are located at Rural Payment Agency offices including: Eden Bridge House Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DX […]
We have now been sent details of free workshops that are taking place in late April and early May at various locations across Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. Fliers about the events can be sent on request from the Farmer Network office and meetings in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales take place on the following […]
AHDB is looking for 5 new farms to take part in their Strategic Farm Programme, which has been set up to demonstrate the benefits of implementing best practice on farms and improve the financial performance of businesses. Over a 2 year period, the programme looks at business performance including breeding, animal health, grassland management and […]
Farmers will need to check their own Countryside Stewardship Agreements as this will detail the claim deadlines applicable to them, but generally speaking: For CS Mid Tier agreements with a January 2017 start date, capital works should have been completed and paid for by 31st December 2018, and the claim needs to be submitted 3 months later (by […]
From 1st April 2019, farmers will have to pay £6.25+VAT for BSE testing of fallen stock more than 48 months old as the government passes the cost of the surveillance programme onto the industry. This comes at a time when collection charges are rising as a result of the poor market for hides, with falling demand […]
Although a “No Deal” Brexit now looks very unlikely for 29th March, last night’s EU summit could mean this is still a possibility. If MPs do not approve Theresa May’s Withdrawal Deal next week, the UK has until 12th April to set out its next steps, or leave without a Deal. The Government has […]
Full range of soil and silage analysis at discounted prices for Farmer Network Members. Soil Samples from £9.20. Free telephone advice from FACTS Qualified Advisor, Ruth Kendal from The Farmer Network. Full Nutrient Management Planning service available. Ring Ruth on 07397 985324 for further details.
You should receive your 2019 claim form by the end of March and if you haven’t received it, call the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on 03000 200 301 to request another copy. You need to submit your claim form by 15 May 2019.
This week Defra published the BPS scheme rules for 2019 together with the guidance notes and forms – see Scheme rules and guidance. Given the mapping problems experienced last year, we would recommend you read the following information to find out how to check changes that have been made to your digital maps and what […]
You must register if you do any of these things as part of your business: transport waste buy, sell or dispose of waste arrange for someone else to buy, sell or dispose of waste You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register. Registration is usually free if you only transport waste you […]