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Projects to create new woodland, deliver natural flood risk management and improve water quality are among an initial 27 schemes to benefit from a new fund to drive private investment in nature, Defra and Natural England have announced.
The UK Government’s food tsar, Henry Dimbleby, has urged Ministers to guarantee the budget for farm payments until at least 2029 to ensure farmers are ‘properly recompensed’ for moving towards more sustainable practices.
Christopher Price, chief executive of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, has written to Defra Secretary George Eustice after he appeared to dismiss concerns about the state of the abattoir network at Groundswell.
Farmers joining Defra’s new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) from 2022 can expect payments 30 per cent higher than those calculated using income foregone methodology, Defra Secretary George Eustice has confirmed.
Last week, the Government published its consultation on a lump sum retirement scheme for farmers in England. But is the idea anything new, and will it achieve its aims? Abi Kay looks at historical schemes for clues.
Irish farmers are ‘rubbing their hands in glee’ at the market opportunities left open to them by the phase out of direct support and increased red tape for Great British exports to the EU, the FUW has said.