It’s been a common theme in conversation with tenant farmers just recently, the assumption that farm rents will be reducing in light of the loss of the Basic Payment Scheme.
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work.
Expression of interest opened for Tests and Trials – Phase 3 ‘Landscape Recovery’
March is fast approaching and the online function for transferring land and entitlements has now opened for 2021.
This week Defra have issued their policy guidance setting out the transition away from EU based rules, towards a UK system. It sets out the latest information on farming policy in England from 1 January 2021 and gives information to help farmers and those in the farming industry might need to get ready for the coming changes.
This week saw a landmark day in agricultural law, with the passing through Parliament of the Agriculture Bill. Previously dictated to by the EU, this, the first Agriculture Bill since 1947, promises to help farmers stay competitive, increase productivity, invest in new technology and seek a fairer return from the marketplace