Farming Focus – August 2023

In the August 2023 edition of Farming Focus we report that most English farmers should have received 50% of their 2023 BPS payment.  Do you have a 2022 SFI Agreement?  If so, read why Defra will be writing to you.  For those wanting to enter SFI 2023, you may have to wait until October to apply.  We report on a new interim agri-environment scheme for Welsh farmers and on recent announcements from the Welsh Government on the Sustainable Farming SchemeCross Compliance ends in England next year, what does this mean for farmers?  Finally, we report on the decline in fertiliser use due to price rises and on the future of Glyphosate.

The Spotlight article this month looks at the new Calf Housing Grant.  Defra has released more details ahead of the scheme opening, which is expected shortly.

Click Here to access our August 2023 edition of Farming Focus.

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