Farming Focus – February 2024

In the February 2024 edition of Farming Focus we notify readers that the Improving Farm Productivity grant, including solar is now open in England.  We confirm BNG rules are required from 12th February and also take a look at what is happening regarding Nutrient Neutrality.  Frustrated waiting for RPA to make changes to your land parcels? Read how a new online system is set to speed the process up.  Welsh organic farmers will be pleased to read of support available this year.  Have your say on free-range egg legislation, the Government is consulting on rules surrounding mandatory housing and egg labelling.  We also report that the long awaited Statutory Instrument (SI) on milk contracts will be laid before parliament in February and that there has finally been an agreement over the sugar beet contract for the 2024 crop.  And remaining with sugar beet, Defra has confirmed emergency use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment will be allowed if thresholds of virus yellows are reached.

The Spotlight article this month takes a look at our Meadow Farm model.  Meadow Farm is a mixed family farm, typical of many across the country, but it struggles to make a profit without the help of the BPS.  See how we have retsructured Meadow Farm to make it more sustainable for the future.

Click Here to access our February 2024 edition of Farming Focus.

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