Government cash for integrated farming
THE government has decided to continue its support of the pro-integrated farming management group Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF), with a cash boost of £39,600.
The money, which will come from the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions, will be used to continue the promotion of integrated management through technical guidelines, workshops and farm training days.
It will also go towards expanding the LEAF demonstration farm network from 29 units to 37 by the end of the year.
LEAF project co-ordinator Caroline Drummond said: “The grant, contributing 20% to our overall budget, will go some way to providing the necessary financial base on which to build our activities.”