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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 Land Management scheme and by entering an agreement now, farmers will be best-placed to benefit from the new agricultural policy once it is fully rolled out in 2024.

Source: Defra: Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements (9 February 2021).