Grants and payments for farmers

  1. Become a producer organisation

    Find out how you can set up a producer organisation (PO) as a group of growers.

  2. Catchment Sensitive Farming: reduce agricultural water pollution

    How to get free advice and training to reduce diffuse water pollution from farming and claim for grants under the Capital Grant Scheme.

  3. Cereals, oilseeds and fodder: getting funding

    Payments under agricultural policies for farms growing combinable crops, grants for processed fodder and biofuels and the EU cereals intervention scheme.

  4. Dairy Producer Organisations

    Find out what a Dairy Producer Organisation (DPO) is, the benefits of becoming or joining one, and check if you meet requirements.

  5. Dairy Producer Organisations: record keeping and reporting

    Find out what information to send to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and what records you need to keep as a Dairy Producer Organisation.

  6. Dairy farming and schemes

    Information on hygiene standards and milking practices for UK dairy farmers, with a guide to EU schemes for dairy farmers and producers

  7. Disease prevention for livestock farmers

    Farmers can stop the introduction and spread of animal disease by maintaining good hygiene and biosecurity standards.

  8. Empower an agent with the RPA

    Rural Payments Agency (RPA) customers can register someone else (often called an ‘agent’) to act on behalf of their business.

  9. Environmental Stewardship: change, transfer or close your agreement

    How to change or transfer your agreement when land has been bought or sold; understand priority options and how to change them, or close your agreement early.

  10. Environmental Stewardship: educational access visits on your land

    How to host educational access visits safely and within the terms of your Higher Level Stewardship agreement.

  11. Environmental Stewardship: funding to farmers for environmental land management

    As a landowner or manager find out about Environmental Stewardship, whether you are eligible for funding, who to contact and how to apply.

  12. Environmental Stewardship: how to get paid under your agreement

    As an Entry Level Scheme (ELS), Uplands ELS, Organic ELS or Higher Level Scheme agreement holder find out how and when you will get paid.

  13. Environmental Stewardship: site inspection and what impact it has on your agreement

    Understand the inspection process, when and how it happens and what to do if you fail your inspection.

  14. Funding for fruit and vegetable sellers

    How to apply for subsidies and grants if you grow fruit, nuts or vegetables; funding for producer organisations and the industry levy.

  15. Heather and grass burning

    Regulations for farmers and land managers on the safe burning of heather and grass

  16. Hill farming: grants and requirements for upland farmers

    How to get funding if you are an upland farmer, explanation of less favoured areas and designated areas, and advice on hill farm management.

  17. Industrial energy and non-food crops: business opportunities for farmers

    Business potential of producing crops for non-food markets, how and where to grow them and details of organisations providing grants.

  18. Industrial fibre crops: business opportunities for farmers

    How to get a licence for hemp and other industrial fibre crops and details about the Fibre Processing Aid Scheme and the Energy Crops Scheme.

  19. International trade products and schemes

    Sources of advice and financial support for UK farmers exporting agricultural products to the EU and beyond

  20. Intervention and Private Storage Aid schemes

    Financial support for traders and farmers from intervention and Private Storage Aid schemes

  21. Intervention schemes for agricultural products

    Find out what an intervention scheme is and how farmers and traders can check if one is available for their product

  22. Introduction to producer organisations for growers

    Find out what a producer organisation (PO) is and the benefits of joining one.

  23. Keeping livestock healthy: disease controls and prevention

    Farmers and stockmen should know how to prevent, control and treat animal diseases through farm health planning and close working with vets.

  24. Laying hens: welfare regulations

    Legal obligations, duty of care, cross compliance and welfare codes: good stockmanship for poultry farmers and keepers

  25. Managing sewage sludge, slurry and silage

    Regulations, guidelines and codes of practice governing the use of sewage sludge, slurry and silage on agricultural land, and the impact of Cross Compliance and Nitrate Vulnerable Zones.

  26. Managing soil types

    How to identify and maintain the 5 main soil types.

  27. Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

    How to find out if your farm is in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) and how to comply with NVZ rules.

  28. Nutrients, fertilisers and manures

    How to identify nutrients and trace elements for your land and avoid crop contamination from manure; regulations to follow for nutrients and fertilisers.

  29. Plant Health Propagation Scheme

    How commercial plant growers can get Plant Health Propagation Scheme-certified stocks, eligible plant material, husbandry and hygeine standards, and grading system.

  30. Plant health controls

    Plant health controls and legislation, certification schemes, plant passporting and listed quarantine plant pests.

  31. Poultry farming: health regulations

    Health of poultry, bird-specific diseases and infections, and the responsibility to report suspected outbreaks.

  32. Poultry farming: welfare regulations

    How to manage the welfare of flocks on the farm or in a poultry house and maintain good practice

  33. Poultry farms: general regulations

    How to register and comply with legislation for keeping broiler chickens, laying hens and other poultry species

  34. Poultry welfare off the farm

    How to manage the health and welfare of poultry during transport, at market and during slaughter

  35. Private Storage Aid

    Find out about Private Storage Aid, which products are eligible for it and how to check if a scheme is currently open.

  36. Sheep and goats identification, registration and movement

    How to register, tag and move animals safely between farm and market to bring down the risk of disease in transport.

  37. Sheep and goats: welfare regulations

    The rules on sheep and goat movement, and measures that help control diseases

  38. Soil management standards for farmers

    Good soil-use practices for farming activities, and how to meet cross compliance requirements.

  39. Standards of Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition

    GAECs set Cross Compliance baseline requirements for farmers to safeguard soils, habitats and landscape features on their farmland.

  40. State aid for agriculture and fisheries

    Guidance on state aid rules in the UK’s agricultural and fisheries sector.

  41. Statutory Management Requirements

    Agricultural management standards for protecting habitats and wildlife, managing soil and water, controlling chemical use and animal health, welfare and identification.

  42. The Seed Potato Classification Scheme

    How to apply for certification, the register of growers and fees for crop and tuber inspections under the SPCS.


Author: MixoBiz

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