March 2023 – How should farmers react to Defra’s ELMS announcements?

Recent weeks have seen the Government release more details about the Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMS).

Firstly, it was the improved payment rates for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Sustainable Farming Incentives (SFI) schemes and, secondly, a very… very long document (91 pages, if you were to press print) setting out a clearer picture for the additional strands of SFI yet to be introduced and announcing the concept of CP Plus.

DEFRA had already announced in late 2022 the scrapping of its proposed Local Nature Recovery programme in favour of the revamped CS scheme.

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