LOTS OF INFORMATION FOR FARMERS TO CONSIDER This week, Defra opened the Countryside Stewardship scheme for applications and published more details about their exit scheme and the de-linking of Basic Payments from land. For Countryside Stewardship, some of the changes include an improved capital grant offer with no fixed deadline for the stand-alone grant scheme […]
Cumbrian farmers have dedicated acres of land to growing fruit and vegetables this year, thanks to support from a new initiative, Home Grown Here. The scheme will see a tasty range of fresh produce grown in the county, from peas and potatoes to apples to rhubarb. Fresh from the fields, it will all be enjoyed […]
DEFRA LUMP SUM EXIT SCHEME & DELINKED PAYMENTS CONSULTATION This week, Defra launched a consultation about offering farmers who want to exit the industry a one-off lump sum payment and to ‘delink’ Direct Payments from land for all farmers from 2024. The consultation includes different options for a reference period to calculate the lump sum […]
This morning, Environment Secretary, George Eustice MP, set out the roadmap for the forthcoming changes to farm support. The ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document, sets out more detail on the changes and what they will mean for farmers: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-unveils-path-to-sustainable-farming-from-2021.