SFI PILOT – DEADLINE EXTENSION UNTIL 30th SEPTEMBER
This week, Defra extended the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot deadline from 1st September until 30th September. This has given more time to apply, but raises the question as to why they have extended the deadline - is this because they hadn’t received as many applications as expected? We are aware of Farmer Network members who are applying - let us know if you need any help, or if you want to be in contact with others also trying to understand the scheme.
FINAL INFORMATION SESSION ABOUT THE LANDSCAPE RECOVERY SCHEME – 7th Sept
The last of Defra’s on-line information sessions about the “Landscape Recovery” scheme is on Tues 7 September, 19:00 – 20:30 - click on the date to book. For more information about the scheme see: Defra blog - Landscape Recovery.
FARMING IN PROTECTED LANDSCAPES SCHEME – FIND OUT MORE
The National Association of AONBs are holding a webinar on Tuesday 7th September from 12-1pm when the Defra and AONB/National Park team who created the programme will be available to answer questions - click here for details. Use the following links for more information about the scheme in each of the National Parks and AONBs in our area: Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Pennines AONB, Solway Coast AONB, Nidderdale AONB, Arnside Silverdale AONB and Forest of Bowland AONB.
TALK TO DEFRA AT THE WESTMORLAND SHOW
Today, Defra published a blog about the feedback they have had from farmers about all the changes to support payments at the Shows they have attended this summer. Defra is attending the Westmorland Show on 7th and 8th September so make sure you visit their “Farming is Changing” stand.