Farming Focus – January 2024

In the January 2024 edition of Farming Focus we notify readers that grants for Improving Farm Productivity, including solar are due to open in January in England.  We confirm the sugar beet price contract for 2024 has (finally) been agreed and report on the BPS 2023 rates for English claimants.  Also in England, the cross-compliance rules ended on 31st December 2023 – What does this mean for you?  In Wales the second stage of the Enhanced Nutrient Management approach has been laid before the Senedd, read what this means for Welsh farmers.  Are you reliant on migrant workers?  What could the proposed changes to immigration rules mean for your business?  Finally, read about the Government’s announcements on ‘Protected Landscapes‘ including a name change for ANOBs and another round of the NEIRF now being open.

We have two Spotlight articles this month.  The first one looks at more details on the proposed Sustainble Farming Scheme (SFS) which the Welsh Government is now consulting on and the second Spotlight article focuses on the recent annoucement by Defra on a combined SFI/CS offering from summer 2024.

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

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