A redshank stands in a field© FLPA/REX/Shuttestock
A new style of agri-environment scheme which promises producers less red tape and greater control over how they manage their land is being trialled by farmers in North Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The farmers are taking part in an EU-funded “payment by results” project which, if successful, could influence thinking about the future direction of the UK’s stewardship schemes. The main difference between the new initiative and existing schemes such as Countryside Stewardship is there is no detailed management plan […]