A bee on a wildflower© Tim Scrivener
Defra has published further details of its simplified Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme, which will open for applications in January 2018. The government announced a radical shake-up of the scheme last week, revealing it will make things easier for farmers by introducing a short menu of options tailored around four different farm types. Ministers hope by offering a streamlined version of the scheme – with some agreements based on the delivery of just two management options –  they can halve the […]