Hedge next to OSR field© FLPA/Rex Shutterstock
Only 800 farmers in England have permission to cut their hedges during August, according to latest figures from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). Farmers were warned last month that they face heavy fines if they trim any hedges in August without getting prior approval. Growers can apply for a derogation from the ban on hedgecutting, which runs from 1 March to 31 August, but only if the hedges are in fields where they are sowing oilseed rape or temporary grass […]
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