A field has a sign in it stating: "Conservation margin please keep off"© Tim Scrivener
The government hopes thousands of farmers will sign up to a streamlined version of its Countryside Stewardship scheme – helping to road test Defra’s post-Brexit approach to farm support. Due to open to applications next month, the simplified scheme aims to be easier for farmers to join, easier to comply with and easier to administer. It is expected to halve the amount of paperwork compared with the existing scheme. Defra minister George Eustice said the revamped scheme would also “road-test […]
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