Grant schemes and diversification

More funding and measures to support farmers

On 20 February 2024, the Prime Minister and the Environment Secretary announced the following measures to support the farming industry, which include what is the largest ever grant offer for farmers...

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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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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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Species survival fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched what it calls the Species Survival Fund, delivered on behalf of Defra. The stated aim is to tackle habitat loss, safeguard ecosystems and create...

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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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Upland payment rates increased

The charm offensive of the UK Farm to Fork summit continues to be followed by various farming related announcements – see our article yesterday on tenancy issues. The good news today...

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Nature markets

“DEFRA released the Nature Market Framework earlier this year. This document outlines how private investment in nature recovery can be combined with funding for ecosystem services. We talked about this concept...

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