The Green Revolution

As the country emerges from Lockdown, the government’s free market ideology is going to be put into practice to bring forward a decade of investment largely driven by a carbon zero and green agenda. Farming has a massive role to play in this whether it be solar, wind, biomass or simply working within the planning […]

New Income Streams for Farmers

The Government has announced that the current Basic Payment scheme will end in 2028. The proposal for an enhanced Environmental Stewardship Scheme, in the form of Environmental Land Management (ELMS), is still some way off. With wide scale trials in 2024 and a full roll out in 2026, it will mean that that many farms […]

Stewardship Hedgerow Payments

There is an increase in the number of standalone capital payments allowed under stewardship agreements and there is a number of capital items no longer need to be applied for with a full stewardship agreement. Hedgerow and fencing options With a renewed interest in environmental scheme payments it may be time to consider improving the […]

Cover and Catch Crops

What you are trying to do with your cover or catch crops will determine what you should be sowing. The list of options being touted by seeds merchants is almost endless. The key questions that need answers are: 1) Is this part of a stewardship option? If so, there may be specifications on what is […]