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Extension of Farming Recovery Fund

Defra has announced an extension of the Farming Recovery Fund for farmers affected by the flooding in February Farming Recovery Fund announcement 20.3.20.  This only applies in certain areas which includes North Yorkshire, but not Cumbria.  The grants are for between £500 and £25,000 and cover some uninsurable repair costs, such as reinstating field boundaries, removing […]

Hedgerows and boundaries scheme

Defra announced yesterday that land under an UELS/HLS agreement is no longer ineligible for this scheme.  This is a very useful change as it means farmers can apply for grants to do work on boundaries whilst still in these agreements – note the deadlines below. Stewardship Deadlines Reminder Hedgerow and Boundary Scheme and Higher Level […]