TMMF Ltd
Farminguk
25 June 2016 | Online since 2003
Briefing Media - FG Classified


28 April 2014 03:56:06|

Defra to send more money to upland farmers


Moorland farmers who help protect some of England’s most treasured landscapes will receive about £26 more a hectare under Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) payments from next year.
Farmers across the Yorkshire Dales, Dartmoor and the Lake District will benefit from this new rate, bringing their payments up to about £56 a hectare. These farmers work in some England’s toughest but most beautiful terrains. They support tourism by producing distinctive food products, managing important upland wildlife habitats and maintaining the landscape.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, said: "Moorland farmers play a vital role in managing some our most treasured landscapes. This payment increase will help farmers maintain our moorlands and deliver a significant boost for tourism and the rural economy in these areas."
The CLA said that its lobbying had paid off as Defra announced more money will go to moorland areas.
The organisation has campaigned and lobbied for increased payments for moorland areas which would make a significant difference to those farming in some of the harshest areas of England.
CLA President Henry Robinson said: “This is a victory for the CLA and its upland members. Analysis has shown that farm business incomes in moorland areas will increase significantly if there is an uplift in payments under the implementation of Common Agricultural Policy reform.
“The uplift will improve the fortunes of farmers in moorland areas and boost farm business incomes across a great number of upland farms.”
The CLA President added: “The impact of taking a few pounds per hectare from lowland farmers provides an additional £30 per hectare for farmers in moorland areas. It will make a huge difference to the viability of farms and businesses in the most challenging landscapes.
“Farms in moorland areas have significant environmental, economic and social value and this analysis underlines the need for support to be given to them.
“We welcome the Environment Secretary’s decision. Now farmers in upland areas will have more certainty about the incomes post-2015.”

Download



1 Comment


Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments


Netherlands | 24 June 2016
Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet. Abundan...


Canada | 24 June 2016
Canadian farmers' percentage equity increase

Equity in Canada’s farm sector was up almost 6 per cent at the end of last year from the year before. However, Statistics Canada points out that’s the smallest percentage increase since 2009. Th...


France | 24 June 2016
Inside Europe: Is China changing the face of rural France?

In France, farms have often been in the same families for generations. But that's begun to change for agricultural communities in Berry, a cereal growing region in the center of the country. C...


Australia | 24 June 2016
Drought forces Queensland cattle to head to South Australia

The ongoing drought in Queensland is forcing graziers to send their cattle nearly 2,000 kilometres away from home on agistment. The Walker family from Cumberland station, near Barcaldine in central...


Congo | 24 June 2016
A potential agricultural powerhouse for Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second largest country in Africa, after Algeria, but unlike the arid north African state, the DRC is endowed by nature with forest that covers two-thirds of...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed

Farms and Land for sale

PropertyLocation
PropertyAgent
PropertyMinimumPrice
PropertyMaximumPrice
PropertyCategory

Holiday Rentals search

AccommodationKeyword
AccommodationType
AccommodationCounty
AccommodationStarRating


Top stories you may have missed
closeicon
Username
Password