SUSTAINABLE FARMING INCENTIVE PILOT – DEADLINE 30TH SEPTEMBER
The Sustainable Farming Incentive deadline is now less than two weeks away. If you submitted an Expression of Interest, don’t miss this opportunity to be paid £5,000 to give feedback to Defra over the first year of the pilot!
This week, Defra updated its guidance notes to indicate that the capital grant scheme will not open until 2022 (rather than in autumn 2021). We believe this is referring to the Stewardship capital grant scheme and are expecting this to open next February.
AHDB is helping Harper Adams with recruiting SFI Pilot farmers to do a short survey. A £25 Amazon voucher is available – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEFRA – INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR “TEST AND LEARN” APPROACH
Defra published a new blog this week on their Future Farming page with a rationale of why they are undertaking tests and trials - see Defra blog on test and learn approach. You can also sign up on this page for future updates.
Click below for our latest Farmer Network summary of all the changes to support payments.