Agricultural legislation – FWi’s essential guide

Welcome to the Farmers Weekly guide to the legislation and rules affecting the agricultural industry. 

There is so much red tape in farming it can be hard to keep up-to-date with the latest rules.

But FWi’s team of agricultural journalists has pulled together a comprehensive list of useful sources of information which should help answer your queries – whether you farm in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

FWi’s Agricultural legislation – the essential guide draws together information on the legislation relevant to four key topics:

• Single farm payments and cross-compliance
• Waste Management Regulations
• Water Framework Directive
• Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

So if you are racking your brains to remember when you are allowed to go hedge-cutting or need a quick reminder on the rules that apply if you are farming in a NVZ keep reading…

To find out more click on one of the links or pictures below:


Single farm payments and cross-compliance

fertiliser spreading

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

Cow drinking from a river

Water Framework Directive

silage clamp

Waste Management Regulations – the legislation and business advice