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Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers now open for applications

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Close-up of wildflowers in a meadow

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 …

Ensure your land mapping data is up-to-date ahead of scheme applications and claims

Farmers are being urged to ensure their land mapping data is up-to-date before making scheme applications and claims in 2023. RPA uses digital maps to record physical land parcel boundaries and land covers, and this data is key to the …

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 …