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SFI has been expanded and improved based on farmers’ feedback to include 50 new actions and a 10% increase in the average value of agreements.
Payments help farmers deliver food security through sustainable food production alongside environmental actions to enhance and support nature
The Smaller Abattoir Fund opens with £4 million available to support smaller red meat and poultry abattoirs across England.
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed that 97% of farmers have received their final BPS payment in the first few days of the payment window.
Farming groups and landowners encouraged to bid for share of £2.5 million Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund
The first farmers to sign up for the new and improved Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) have this week received their first payment.
The new and improved Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) has started to accept applications from today.
Farmers will have additional time to complete their Countryside Stewardship 2024 applications as long as applications were started by Friday 15 September.
Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023 will accept applications from 18 September.
The 2024 Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreement application deadline has been extended until the 15th September.
The Rural Payments Agency will issue the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) advance payments on 1 August.
Read this update for information about our schemes, including Countryside Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship, the Basic Payment Scheme and the Sustainable Farming Incentive.
Application window opens for farmers and landowners to apply for 2024 Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreements
Farmers can now apply for the Basic Payment Scheme and claim for their existing Countryside Stewardship revenue and Environmental Stewardship agreements.
More than £168m to drive innovation, improve productivity and support animal health and welfare through greener equipment, robotics and automation.
Farmers and land managers can now submit new applications for the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier.
Government speeds up Sustainable Farming Incentive roll-out with new sets of paid actions to support food production and environmentally responsible farming.
Farmers urged to step up and take advantage of benefits of increased payments under new, fairer farming system
95.3% of farmers receive their full payments in the first few days of the payment window
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