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From application to agreement: making the process to join SFI simple

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Interior shot of Mac screen in a kitchen, with SFI apply page displayed

When you apply for the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), we want your experience to be smooth and we want to offer you as much flexibility as possible. In this post, we’ll set out what you can do and what we’re doing to make the process of applying as straightforward as it can be, so you can join the 14,000 other farmers, growers and land managers who've already applied.

The evidence we use to develop our environmental land management schemes 

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A patchwork of fields including sheep and cows taken in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.

We’re committed to ensuring that the policies underpinning our environmental land management schemes are based on the very latest and best possible evidence. One evidence source is the recently published qualitative environmental impact assessment (QEIA). In this post I’ll give an overview.  

Webinar follow up: the offer for arable and horticulture growers

On Thursday 29 February, we held a webinar for arable and field horticulture growers in England. In this post, I’ll share the recording and summarise the themes that emerged in the questions and I’ll set out the best ways for you to get answers.

Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: improving productivity and slurry management grants available

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I am pleased to say you can now apply for a productivity and slurry management grant through the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF). In this post, I’ll set out the process to apply, links to the guidance and details of an upcoming webinar to learn more.

The future of hedgerow protections in England: consultation response

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In June 2023, we launched a consultation on hedgerow protections in England. Today, we published the summary of the responses alongside the government's response. This includes proposed exemptions to the requirements. In this post, I'll share a summary.

FiPL spotlight: improving nutrient use and reducing nitrate and phosphate pollution in the Broads

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Person in a green field being down to test nutrient levels

In this Farming in Protected Landscapes spotlight post, we hear from Juliette Howlett of the Broads Authority. Working with the Waveney Farming Cluster, this FiPL project seeks to improve the efficiency of nutrient use and reduce nitrate and phosphate pollution.