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Changes to SFI and Countryside Stewardship explained

For anyone who has missed it there has been some change, movement and development to Defra’s offer to farmers under the new Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS). These changes have been in reaction to a lack of enthusiasm or sign up from farmers and following much negotiation between the farming community and Defra officials. Here

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Increases to SFI and Countryside Stewardship schemes announced at OFC

Delegates at the Oxford Farming Conference heard from Farming Minister Mark Spencer about proposed increases to the Countryside Stewardship and Sustainable Farming Incentive schemes. The Minister explained how DEFRA was planning to release more money for farmers and landowners in order to support the sector and drive uptake of environmental schemes. There was also a

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