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Dual Environmental Stewardship to Give Farmers More Flexibility in UK

29 September 2014, at 8:47am

UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU.

NFU President Meurig Raymond said: “The NFU welcomes the Minister’s decision to allow existing dual use arrangements to continue.

"This gives farm businesses flexibility and certainty they need to plan for next year. For farm tenants, it means current tenancy arrangements do not need to be changed and secures farmers good environmental activity through environmental schemes.

“We would now urge the Government to make a timely decision for farmers and growers applying to enter the New Environmental Land Management Scheme in 2016.”