After last years less than satisfactory Basic Payment Scheme application process, will applicants this year get a better deal?
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Farming Minister George Eustice MP finally decided to launch the LEADER programme on 14 October. Perhaps he thought doing do so would act as counter point to the release of the results of the June survey of agriculture the next day, since as announcements go, it was a bit of a damp squib.
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The rugby world cup is a perfect distraction from farming. In the coming weeks there is something else to talk about other than the miserable price of wheat. Whoever you support we are guaranteed fantastic competition between the best rugby sides in the world, let’s hope England recover from the Welsh fiasco and overcome the others bidding to get their hands on that illusive trophy!
Attention has turned to the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS). With Expressions of Interest for the 2016 Higher Tier scheme already submitted attention has concentrated on 2016 Mid Tier applications which must be submitted by the 30th September.
This year saw the introduction of a range of new rural grants and subsidies after a series of delays.
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I’d ban purdah because of the information vacuum that it causes, and the hearsay and disarray that takes the place of well consulted, communicated and structured schemes and policies.
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