Agri-environmental schemes

SFI and CS update

“The Defra Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon Steve Barclay MP has issued a letter to farmers following his address at the Oxford Farming Conference in early January to announce updates...

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Forest market report 2023

Tilhill and specialist land agency firm Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group have published their long running annual report into the state of the UK forestry market. For those involved in the...

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Natural flood management funding

Expressions of interest for Defra’s new £25million ring fenced natural flood management fund open today (22 September 2023) and will close on 10 November 2023. Funding is available for projects that...

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Big brother is watching you

One of the drivers for the recent consultation on strengthening the legal framework for protecting hedges, on which we reported here, is the decoupling of the remaining BPS payments which means...

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Bees’ needs week

As our readers will already know, we are keen on the capabilities of bees. Despite the dire puns – which seems to be a regular feature of press releases with an...

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A b of very little brain

With apologies to A A Milne, the “b” in the title does, of course, refer to the bee not the bear. Most of our readers will already be aware of the...

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SFI 2023 offer

Farming Minister The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP has announced the launch of the 2023 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) offer today. This is the full expanded SFI offer and, in launching...

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Nature for finance

Another day, another initiative in the UK Farm to Fork charm offensive. This time, an announcement from secretary of State Thérèse Coffey of what she describes as the first ever ‘Nature...

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