9 February 1996

Countryside cash

MORE government cash is needed to fund the countryside stewardship scheme, says the NFU.

In its response to MAFFs consultation on the future of the scheme, the NFU welcomed the £10m increase in the schemes budget – £5m for 1997 and £5m for applications in 1998 – but said it was vital MAFF sought extra funding from the Treasury through to the year 2000. &#42