Neil Harris (left) and George PonsonbyNeil Harris (left) and George Ponsonby
Applying for environmental schemes can be time-consuming and have no guarantee of success, but if approved they can be financially worthwhile, as one Gloucestershire farmer is discovering. George Ponsonby is looking to boost farmland bird numbers across his land and secure a steady income as subsidies are likely to tumble after Britain leaves the European Union. He is particularly eager for grey partridges to return to his farm in the south-east corner of Gloucestershire close to the upper reaches of […]