Farmers who were put off from applying for mid-tier last year should reconsider now that the application process has been simplified, but they should only choose options that fit the existing farm system. Environmental Stewardship schemes can be a valuable source of regular income. Many growers, however, were put off by the complexity of the scheme launched last year. Only about 2,000 people applied for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) mid-tier scheme in 2015, despite about 10,000 Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) schemes […]