The first vaccine against the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) will go on sale to farmers after being shipped to the UK in the next few weeks.
Single Payment Schemes, Environmental Stewardship Schemes & Entitlement Trading
What is the Single Payment Scheme?
The Single Payment Scheme has been running since 2005 and is due to draw to a close in 2013. The scheme is a direct aid payment to farmers and is based partly on the area of land they hold, and partly on historic figures of production and livestock numbers. Each year the ratio changes between the area and historic elements of the payment with the area payment increasing and the historic payment decreasing.
Payments are made by the Rural Payments Agency and applications must be made by 15th May each year.
Environmental Stewardship Schemes
Environmental Stewardship Schemes are payment based schemes for farmers and landowners for adding an environmental benefit to their farming practices.
How can Barbers Rural help you?
We complete several hundred SPS application forms each year for farms across the country. Our knowledge and expertise allows the efficient completion of the SPS application form and the ability to quickly identify and address any potential issues.
Barbers Rural also assists with payment and application problems, entitlement transfers and sales, and land registration for the SPS and stewardship schemes.
Barbers Rural have been advising farmers and landowners on all aspects of cross compliance since the introduction of the Single Payment Scheme.
- Knowledge and understanding on all areas of the cross compliance requirements.
- Pre-inspection consultation to ensure that the relevant aspects of cross compliance are met.
- Full cross compliance audit reports, encompassing all Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAEC) and Statutory Management Requirements (SMR).
For more information on Single Payment Scheme or Cross Compliance please contact us on 01630 692500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org