A tractor cuts a hedge
Defra has released a calendar of key dates in 2018 to help farmers in England avoid making cross-compliance breaches. Cross-compliance rules apply to all basic payment scheme claimants and are made up of statutory management requirements (SMRs) or standards for Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs). They cover issues relating to: Public, animal and plant health Environment, climate change and good agricultural condition of land Animal welfare Any breaches – even when they are made by mistake – result in […]