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Agricultural Transition

RPA’s strong performance helps farmers and rural businesses across the country

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Field with farm machinery

  Farmers and rural businesses across the country have been once again helped by a strong performance from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) in all its services across 2023. Ensuring consistent financial support for farmers Throughout 2023, RPA has continued …

Opportunities for Stewardship agreement holders from 2023

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farmland and countryside

We wanted to help farmers understand the latest updates regarding their Stewardship agreements, so we are writing to all existing agreement holders to explain what the changes mean for them, and to outline some opportunities for 2023 and beyond. As …

The Rural Payment Agency looks back on 2021

Rural landscape with fields, woodland and river

While I’ve been working at the RPA for 10 years this month, I continue to be surprised and proud at the breadth of services we provide agricultural and rural communities. I think January is a really important time to reflect …

An update on payments for our land schemes

Limestone farming landscape near Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales

December is an important time of the year for farming communities and the Agency. We started to release payments on our land schemes (Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship) annual claims from 1 December. This represents the culmination …

MP Roundtable with the RPA - Richard Holden MP (North West Durham)

Roundtable event with Richard Holden MP, Paul Caldwell and members of the senior RPA team

We held the second of our ‘MP Roundtable with the RPA’ events on 27 August with Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham. Held at St Thomas Hall in Stanhope, Paul Caldwell, our CEO, Ali Johnson, an RPA Director, members …

MP Roundtable with the RPA - Kevin Hollinrake MP (Thirsk and Malton)

Paul Caldwell and Kevin Hollinrake MP at Roundtable event

We held the first of our ‘MP Roundtable with the RPA’ events on 30 July with Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton. Held at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold, Paul Caldwell, our CEO, Rozanne Kidd, an RPA Director, members …