Farming Focus – May 2023

The May 2023 edition of Farming Focus reports on how we are still awaiting further information on the six new SFI Standards.  Are you thinking of a farm diversification? If so, there could be some funding available.  We take a look at what joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-pacific Partnership might mean and report on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act which has received Royal Assent.  Will a ban on ‘Parallel’ PPPs mean higher spray prices and less choice?  If you are interested in the development of environmental markets Defra has released a new paper which is worth a read.  Finally, the Water Management Grant and the Animal Health and Welfare are both open and a reminder that BPS and SAF claims must be submitted by 15th May.

The Spotlight article this month reports on Defra’s recent announcement on more details on how delinking of the BPS is to work including transferring of the Reference Amount.

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

Also, a reminder that if you are an ABP supplier you could potentially avail of a free carbon footprinting assessment for your farm. ABP recently launched its PRISM 2030 Programme which Andersons is involved with. Places are limited, only 350 available. Its’ aim is to help participants to improve their carbon footprint and sustainability across the farm. A grant scheme will be available in the spring for signed up participates. If you supply ABP and would like to find out more information about joining PRISM 2030, please contact Katie Thorley via [email protected] or call 07977 061664.

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