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 […]

Towards Net Zero 2040

How farmers are going to achieve the government’s aim of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is going to be difficult but achieving the NFU objective of net zero by 2040 will be more of challenge for the farming community. Whilst the NFU has identified three categories of improved productivity, farmland storage of carbon and […]

Countryside Stewardship – Split or Stick?

The application window for Countryside Stewardship Applications opened on 11th February and our new Farming Minister, George Eustice, has spoken out in support of the scheme identifying it as “a good stepping stone” towards the Government’s new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) which is due to be rolled out by the end of 2024. However, […]