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The Sustainable Farming Incentive will be open for applications from June 2022

The Rural Payments Agency have announced that the Sustainable Farming Incentive will be open for applications from June 2022.

The payment rates for the 3 available standards have also being confirmed.

Standard

Level

Payment

Arable and horticultural soils

Introductory

£22 per hectare

Intermediate

£40 per hectare

Improved grassland soils

Introductory

£28 per hectare

Intermediate

£58 per hectare

Moorland

Introductory

£10.30 per hectare

Additional payment

£265 per agreement

In addition, there is funding for Annual Health and Welfare Review which provides funding for an annual veterinary review to cover the following:

  • Reduce endemic diseases such as bovine viral disease (BVD) in cattle, porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) in pigs and resistance to parasite treatments in sheep
  • Improve the welfare of your animals
  • Increase productivity
  • Ensure your use of veterinary medicines and vaccines is appropriate
  • Being primarily for the farmer, and not used for inspections or compliance

Further information is also released regarding the use of organic and inorganic fertilisers, further information can be found here.

    

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