The Sustainable Farming Incentive 2022 opened on 30th June. This includes payments for soil management on arable land and improved grassland and for assessing moorland. There is no fixed application deadline so you can apply at any time. Agreements last for 3 years.
Applications are on-line using your Rural Payments Agency account. All BPS-eligible farmers can apply for the scheme but, during the first few weeks, those in Stewardship or on common land should contact the Rural Payments Agency who will help you apply. Details including payment rates are on Page 6 of our newsletter which should have arrived this week. For more info, go to: Apply for the Sustainable Farming Incentive
Note that SFI 2022 will include an annual vet visit funded by the Animal Health and Welfare Review. This is not yet available and we understand this will open later in the summer. See: Animal Health and Welfare Pathway.