Eight Farming Rules for Water 2018

Some new, some existing and some revised rules to manage water better are being introduced from April 2018.  These rules will require good farming practice so that farmers manage their land to avoid pollution and benefit their business.  Soil testing every five years will become compulsory to help plan use of fertilisers and manures and […]

New Year, New Greening Rules!

There are some key changes to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) which will take effect from the 1st January 2018, including: • Active Farmer – Member States have the option to drop the “active farmer” rule. DEFRA is considering this at the moment and this may take effect in England for BPS 2018 and should be […]

RDPE Grant Deadline Extended

The RDPE Growth Programme Grant has been updated as of the end of November. The Expression of Interest (EoI) deadline has been extended to 31st May 2018, from 31st January 2018. The EoI is the first stage in the 2-stage application process for the Growth Programme grant. More LEP (Local Enterprise Partnerships) areas have also […]