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2016 Basic Payment Scheme

16th November 2016

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed the entitlement values, and payment rates for greening, which will now be used to calculate farmers’ 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments. The Euro exchange rate that will be used to calculate all payments is €1 = £0.85228. Entitlement values Under the BPS scheme, farmers need to hold […]

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Key Dates

2nd November 2016

31st October 2016 If you hold a summer water abstraction licence (authorising abstraction wholly within the months of April to October), the Environment Agency will make actual abstraction return forms available to you from 31st October. You then have 28 days to send your readings to the Environment Agency. (GAEC 2) 1st November 2016 You […]

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Grassland Derogations: 2017

2nd November 2016

The deadline of 30th December 2016 is fast approaching and we all know this time of year seems to fly by. To be eligible for a grassland derogation your holding must meet the following criteria: Over 80% of your land is grass You land must be within an NVZ A grassland derogation enables you to […]

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Buffer Strips

Rule Change

2nd November 2016

GAEC 1 – Establishment of buffer strips along watercourses From 1 January 2017, land parcels of 2 hectares or less next to watercourses will have to comply with the need to protect watercourses against pollution and run-off from agricultural sources, by maintaining buffer strips. The following two rules apply: You must take reasonable steps to […]

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