Does your ELS agreement come to an end this year? If so, this summer may be the ideal time to apply for the new mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme, which will be available from next year, as Richard Allison explains. More than 10,000 Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreements expire this year and farmers are being encouraged to start looking at the replacement Countryside Stewardship scheme. Recent months have seen many farmers caught up in the difficulties of applying for the Basic […]