Sustainable Farming Incentive opens for applications 30 June

Farmers in England will be able to take part in the Sustainable Farming Incentive from tomorrow, Thursday 30 June. The initiative is the first element of the Government's new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. 


There is no application window for this, and any farmer who currently receives money under the Basic payment Scheme will be able to apply to the Sustainable Farming Initiative whenever they want to.


The Sustainable Farming Incentive will last for three years and payments will be made quarterly.


Three standards

For 2022, there will be three standards available;


Farmers can expect their first payment three months after joining and will receive regular payments thereafter.


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