The ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document published on 30th November sets out the changes to farm support payments.  This includes more details of the reductions to BPS up to 2024, delinking of BPS from land, a lump sum exit scheme, the timescale for the new ELM Scheme and what will happen to Stewardship.  Also included is information about a new Farming Investment Fund and grants for slurry storage. For a summary of the document see: Changes to farming in England.  Work out what the BPS reductions mean for your business by entering your existing payment into the AHDB BPS reduction calculator.

We are holding a series of Zoom workshops to discuss these changes.  We are now fully booked for Tuesday 15th December so have organised an additional meeting on Monday 21st December –see invite below.  Farmers in the Westmorland Dales Heritage Lottery Fund area can also book onto a workshop on Wednesday 16th December from 7pm.  Call the Farmer Network office on 01768 868615 for details.

Future of Farm Support mtg 21st Dec 20