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Opening Countryside Stewardship for 2022 agreements

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Our Countryside Stewardship scheme is now open for 2022 agreements. Countryside Stewardship will eventually be replaced with the new Environmental Land Management scheme. By entering an agreement now, farmers will benefit from the new agricultural policy once it is fully rolled out in 2024.

Your views on our plans for sustainable use of pesticides

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We want to know what you think about our revised national action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides. The draft plan covers the next 5 years and aims to minimise the risks and impacts of pesticides to human health and the environment, while ensuring pests and pesticide resistance are managed effectively.

First steps for our co-design workshops

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We want to improve the way we set and enforce the rules for agriculture, animal welfare and the environment. We invited a people to join us in the first in a series of interactive workshops to look at the issues and share their views. In this post, Chris Dennis shares what the team learned.