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Countryside Stewardship

Increasing the Countryside Stewardship payment rate for top fruit organic conversion

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We are pleased to announce that we’re increasing the Countryside Stewardship payment rate for option OR5 (organic conversion – top fruit). We have listened to feedback from farmers and recognise that this option requires greater effort and investment as a …

Confirm your business details in the Rural Payments service

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From July 2023, we will be asking businesses that have not confirmed or updated their business contact details in the Rural Payments service in the previous 365 days to confirm their business details before continuing to be able to use …

Join RPA at agricultural shows this Summer and Autumn

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RPA travels around the country throughout the year to attend a variety of agricultural shows. Our presence at these events allows us to have valuable face-to-face contact with a wide range of farmers, gaining their insight and feedback on existing …

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers now open for applications

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The application window for Countryside Stewardship (CS) Mid Tier and Wildlife Offer agreements, to start from 1 January 2024, opened today.   Earlier this year, Farming Minister Mark Spencer announced an average increase of 10% for CS revenue payment rates, so …

Window opens for Countryside and Environmental Stewardship revenue claims

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You can now submit 2023 revenue claims for CS and ES agreements.  Starting from this year, we’ve made the way you submit your CS revenue claim online more straightforward. An annual declaration will be available in the Rural Payments service …