Wild flowers©Tim Scrivener
Farmers in England have been grappling with the new Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme ever since the handbook was published this summer. Like its predecessor, the new scheme is split largely into two: mid-tier and higher tier. However, applying for a mid-tier payment is a competitive process, and if applications don’t achieve a high enough score they might not be selected by Natural England (NE). Applicants can make proposals that work well for their farm business, but decisions about who benefits […]