On 10th August, Defra released an updated version of the SFI Handbook. Defra have also provided some useful, voluntary 'How to do the SFI actions' guidance for farmers with suggested good practice and reassurance on how farmers can undertake each action, for example, seed mixes, establishment methods and ongoing management.

DEFRA has organised a webinar on Wednesday 6th September at 11.30am covering SFI, the farming equipment grants and the annual health and welfare review.  Register here and you will be sent a recording if you can’t attend.