NIOBIUM LABS M.E.P.E
Farminguk
26 May 2016 | Online since 2003
Scrutton Bland


3 April 2014 07:46:39|News,Property News

RPA inspectors reassure on flooded farms


The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that while farmers in flood affected areas may still be selected for cross compliance inspections this year, these would be carried out later in 2014 where appropriate.
The Agency has published some new guidance for farmers affected by flooding which reminds them that the existing rules will safeguard claimants in respect of many of the potential non-compliances they are currently facing that are out of their control.
The guidance also says any breaches of cross compliance will be looked at on a case-by-case basis and advises farmers to keep a record (photographic or notes) of any issues they may wish to raise in case of inspection.
RPA External Relations Director Arik Dondi said: “We know this is a worrying time for farmers and want to reassure them that any inspector visiting will take account of the difficulties faced by some of them earlier in 2014 which may have taken compliance outside their control.
“The RPA’s work benefits farmers and food producers and helps drive growth in rural communities. In particular, the inspection regime is critical to ensure the health of the rural economy and standards of farming practice.
“However, we hope this new guidance will help alleviate some of the worries farmers are still facing and demonstrate our determination to be fast, flexible and responsive to their changing needs and deliver the best customer service there is.”
Farmers who believe that that ‘force majeure’ (exceptional circumstances) applies in their individual case are advised to contact the RPA.

Download





0 Comment


loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

World News

New Zealand | 26 May 2016
Milk price prediction means prolonged doubt for farmers

Farmers are resigned to another tight season after Fonterra confirmed its milk price at $4.25 for the coming season. Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard said: "Many were hopeful of a price in the vicinit...


Canada | 26 May 2016
Alberta's farm safety talks are missing farmers

Alberta's controversial farm safety bill is set to be examined by consultants next month — but only 30 per cent of group are actual farmers. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier and Labour Minister C...


France | 26 May 2016
French poultry firm LDC sees tougher year ahead

France's largest poultry processor LDC on Wednesday forecast a slight fall in operating profit for its 2016/17 financial year, citing weak demand and the risk of higher grain costs. Poultry demand ...


USA | 26 May 2016
John Deere earnings review: Weakness in agriculture

The continuing downturn in the global agriculture industry along with the weakening of construction equipment market has been impacting the performance of John Deere DE +1.07% for the last few quarter...


Australia | 26 May 2016
Australian dairy farmers rally against low milk prices

Struggling dairy farmers and their families have paraded through the streets of major Australian cities to protest against the low milk prices driving them out of business. Hundreds of angry farmer...



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