1. Make or update a rural payments claim

    Update your details with the Rural Payments Agency to keep claiming payments for your farm land

  2. Basic Payment Scheme: payment query form

    Use this form if you have a query about a BPS payment you have received, or you have received confirmation that you are not due any payment.

  3. Capital grant application form: Countryside Stewardship

    Applicants should use the capital grant form and relevant annex to apply for a grant for capital items for hedgerows and boundaries, or woodland support schemes.

  4. Check evidence and record keeping requirements: Countryside Stewardship

    A tool to help farmers and land managers check they can meet the requirements for Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers before they apply.

  5. Permanent grassland assessment form: Countryside Stewardship

    For farmers and land managers to assess if land is eligible for permanent grassland options GS2, GS5 or GS6.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Countryside Productivity Scheme
  2. BPS 2018
  3. Mid Tier: Countryside Stewardship
  4. BPS 2019
  5. Rural Development Programme for England: LEADER funding
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News and communications

  1. 2018 BPS payments start landing in bank accounts
  2. World Soil Day marks importance of healthy farmed environment
  3. RPA confirms BPS 2018 entitlement and greening rates
  4. £30 million commitment to help farmers boost productivity
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Research and statistics

  1. Farm incomes in Northern Ireland: 2014/15
  2. December agricultural and horticultural survey, NI: 2015
  3. June agricultural and horticultural survey, statistical report, NI: 2015
  4. Fertiliser Statistics Northern Ireland - Quarterly 2016
  5. Fertiliser Statistics Northern Ireland 2016 - Quarterly
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
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