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 […]

HISTORIC BUILDINGS RESTORATION GRANT

This grant is part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and we gave details in the recent Farmer Network Newsletter reporting that the deadline was 31st January 2019 for applications.  We have had a number of phone calls since the newsletter was published and we understand the application process has 3 stages involving an implementation plan, […]