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The Rural Payments Agency Podcast: Episode 6

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RPA Podcast episode 6

Welcome to the sixth episode of The RPA Podcast.

In our latest episode, Ali Johnson, RPA’s Engagement and Operational Readiness Director, discusses the 2023 Sustainable Farming Incentive and highlights the greater flexibility available in SFI23. We also discuss the roll out date, application process and transition from other schemes.

Later in the episode, Anne-Marie Rafter, from RPA’s Geospatial Services, talks us through how to update land details and why it is essential to do so as soon as possible, to ensure there are no delays to receiving agri-environmental grants. We also discuss how the process of updating land data has been simplified and how it will soon be possible to amend land details online.

Finally, we hear from Helen, from New Hall Farm in South Yorkshire, about her educational farm visits and their benefits, along with how her recommendations helped to improve the Farm Visit Declaration Form, which is completed by agreement holders before and during each visit.

You can also read the transcript for this episode here.

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