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Farmers in England are grappling with the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme application process. Alice De Soer from the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) gives a guide to some of the basics for mid-tier applications. What is Countryside Stewardship (CS)? It’s England’s single integrated agri-environment scheme that replaces Environmental Stewardship (ES), England Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) and capital grants under Catchment Sensitive Farming. It has three strands – higher tier, mid-tier and capital grants. Mid-tier is competitive, so applications will be […]