Farming Focus – November 2023

In the November 2023 edition of Farming Focus we update readers on the SFI – there is no requirement to send in an EoI now.  Please contact one of our consultants if you would like help in submitting an application; payments are already being received under SFI 2023.  All SFI 2022 agreement holders have been notified of termination, please get in touch if you want to switch to SFI 2023.  Do you want to collaborate with other farmers to improve the environment, if so, read about a further round of the CS Facilitation Fund just opened.  Is your HLS due to expire in 2024?  You may be offered a further 4-year extension.  We include notice of proposals from the AHDB to increase Levy rates.  We report on Welsh advanced BPS payments and also on the disappointing news that no agricultural trades have been included on the latest Shortage Occupation List.  Read about legislation to ensure imports of seeds and sprays from the EU can continue and the lack of agreement on the beet price for the 2024 crop.  Finally have your say on changes to the Cattle Tracing System (CTS), a consultation is now open.

The Spotlight article this month reports on the Slurry Infrastructure Grant which is opening for Round 2 sometime this month (November).  Guidance is already available and there have been some changes since Round 1.

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

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