With the re-allocation of Welsh Basic Payment Entitlements for 2015 for the new Scheme, there is the opportunity to apply for an application of entitlements to the National Reserve which will open on the 3 November 2014.
Sam undertook his placement year with Rostons in 2007/08 before returning to Harper Adams University at Newport to complete his studies and returned in September 2010.
On 1 January 2015 the Single Payment Scheme is replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).
This will include new Greening measures which are worth 30% of the total payment. Greening comprises:
- Protection of permanent pasture – this will not affect the majority
- Crop Diversification
- Ecological Focus Areas – the requirement is 5% of your arable defined land
Exemptions for Greening are as follows:
- If you are registered Organic
- If more than 75% of your total eligible agricultural area is down to grass, temporary and permanent and the remaining arable area less than 30 hectares
It’s an exciting time for Sam but a sad one for us. He’s been a vital member of the team and he will be sadly missed.
We would like to thank Sam for all his efforts and hard work over recent years and wish him every success in the future.
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