Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

North-East Farmers 'Missing out on ELS' Farming

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

North-East Farmers 'Missing out on ELS' Farming

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ONLY about a third of available farmland in the North-East region has been entered into an Entry Level Stewardship agreement.

Those in control of the 66% of land that has not been entered are missing out on pounds 30/hectare or pounds 8/hectare for Less Favoured Area fields greater than 15ha, according to farm business consultants Andersons Northern who, through funding from Natural England, are running a series of free ELS farm walks throughout the North of England.

These events will allow group and individual confidential discussion, the chance to ask questions about the application process and, most importantly, the opportunity of frank discussion with a farmer who has an ELS agreement in place. Andersons Northern is involved with a range of farm business and rural clients.

"For 99% of farms, ELS offers a fairly simple opportunity to generate significant, additional net profit in return for basic environmental management. Maximisation of net income from environmental schemes has become a key consideration for all farm businesses, especially post CAP reform," said consultant Sarah Broadwith. …

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