This week, Defra published a new blog about its Environmental Land Management Schemes. It says that later this year, they will publish full details of the 2023 Sustainable Farming Incentive standards and payment rates. It also provides more information about Local Nature Recovery which is says will operate in a similar way to Countryside Stewardship with many of the options currently available as well as new options. This will be rolled out to a small number of pilot farmers next year. Go to: ELM - a forward look.