04 July 2022
Applications can now be made
THE Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), the first of three new environmental schemes being introduced post-Brexit, is now open for applications.
For this year, the agri-environmental scheme, opening for farmers in England only, includes three standards, each with different levels and payments:
• Arable & horticultural soils standard - farmers will be paid between £22 and £40 per hectare, depending on the activity level.
• Improved grassland soils standard - farmers will be paid between £28 and £58 per hectare, also depending on the activity level.
• Introductory moorland standard - farmers will be paid £10.30 per hectare, or £265 per agreement for the additional payment.
Applications are on a rolling basis with no deadline, so enrolment in the scheme can be made at any time of the year. The first payment will be received three months after joining, with regular quarterly payment thereafter.
If you are interested in submitting an application for the Sustainable Farming Incentive, please give us a call today on 01981 590514.