Tag: Soil Quality

Defra farming consultation: how the new Environmental Land Management system will work

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following Brexit and the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). You can download the, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit consultation document here. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, consultation, Defra, farming, future of on farm ad, soil quality, new environmental land management scheme, public goods, agriculture policy, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, committee on climate change, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: public money for public goods

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As we reported at the end of February, Defra is consulting on the future support for farmers, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can read our summary of the consultation proposals here.   Consultation questions on public money for public…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, CAP, consultation, common agricultural policy cap, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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AD and post-CAP support for farmers

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Defra has today launched a consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, what it calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy". You can read the Defra press release here and download the consultation documents here. The consultation will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, common agriculture policy, CAP, on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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Telegraph reports on hidden cost of soil degradation to the UK

The Daily Telegraph’s Contributing Editor, Geoffrey Lean, has today unveiled a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report that outlines how soil degradation is costing the UK £1.4 billion each year. The report notes that there is no UK wide monitoring of changes in soil health, highlighting how…

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Tags: daily telegraph, geoffrey lean, parliamentary office of science and technology, soil degradation, Parliament, government, soils, soil structure, soil quality, soil fertility, nutrients, biofertiliser, crop rotation, crop best practice, organic material, maize, digestate, roi, soil health, farming, blackgrass, nematodes, Derek Sivyer

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Crop Best Practice Launched

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Voluntary guidelines on best practice for crop feedstocks in anaerobic digestion (AD) have been published today. The voluntary guidelines on Best Practice for Crop Feedstocks in anaerobic digestion, prepared and supported by ADBA, NFU, CLA, REA and NNFCC, was officially launched today following considerable collaborative efforts between AD and farming…

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Tags: AD, Crop Best Practice Launch, Crop feedstock, Defra, Derek Sivyer, farming, government, soil quality

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