February 2024 – SFI and CS appeal widens

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) and Countryside Stewardship have become considerably more appealing after the government released new  information about the schemes. Kevin Jay digests the detail…

Increased payment rates, up to 50 additional ‘actions’ and a single application service for SFI and Countryside Stewardship (CS) Mid-Tier payments were
among the promises made by DEFRA Secretary Steve Barclay at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Putting aside the fact that no start date was given for these changes (and we all remember the SFI announcement in January 2023 which didn’t end up taking effect until September 2023), the speech was welcomed by farmers.

Read the full article here……

 Article by Kevin Jay Open PDF

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