The December 2022 edition of Farming Focus reports Countryside Stewardship plus will now replace the Local Nature Recovery scheme following the ‘review’ of the Agricultural Transition; have a look at what else this means for ELM. We take a look at the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill currently going through Westminster and comment on further interest rate rises. Defra’s latest Farm Business Income (FBI) figures to Feb 2022 show good results for all sectors apart from pigs and we remind readers that the Countryside Facilitation Fund is open again. Finally, we take a look at the UK potato area and yield for 2022 and forecasts for 2023 following a difficult year for the sector.
The Spotlight article this month looks at the details of the new Slurry Infrastructure Grant which is now open.
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