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Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements

Posted by Brian Maxwell on February 12th 2021 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 9 February 2021, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis MP announced the opening of a new and improved Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme for 2022 and encouraged farmers and land managers to apply for agreements to help them improve and protect the natural environment.

CS will eventually be replaced with the new Environmental...

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EU Agriculture - European Commission consults on new EU Soil Strategy

Posted by Brian Maxwell on February 12th 2021 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 2 February 2021, the European Commission launched a consultation on a new EU Soil Strategy. The consultation seeks views on the challenges and opportunities regarding land and soil ecosystem services, including the production of food, energy and raw materials, carbon sequestration, water purification, nutrient regulation and pest control.

The Soil...

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Mark Carlisle

Rural Payments Agency announce key dates for 2021

Posted by Mark Carlisle on February 12th 2021 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The Rural Payments Agency has announced the key dates timeline for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES) for 2021.

Source: Rural Payments Agency: Rural Payments Agency key dates 2021 (5 February 2021)

 

 

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Government publishes Path to Sustainable Farming roadmap

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The government published a roadmap, Path to Sustainable Farming, on 30 November 2020. The roadmap is an agricultural transition plan, which sets out changes to agricultural policy in England from 1 January 2021. The changes will come into force over a period of seven years as farmers transition away from...

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Government publishes policy paper on financial assistance plan for 2021-27 period

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 30 November 2020, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a policy paper, Multi annual financial assistance plan for the plan period 2021 to 2027. The report sets out how it will plan to meet the requirements of section 4 (which deals with multi annual...

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RPA launches consultation on BPS operation of new forest common

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 30 November 2020, the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) has launched a consultation on the operation of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) seeking alternative ways to the current allocation method of eligible areas of the New Forest.

Currently, the allocated areas are based on the number of marketing fees (a fee...

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