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Lisa Warne, John and Charlie Renner - Next steps for environmental land management
In episode 11 of the Defra Farming podcast, Defra payments lead Lisa Warne talks to father and son John and Charlie Renner, who farm on the border of the Northumberland National Park between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick.Lisa gave an update about what's happening next in the growth and rollout of our environmental land management schemes. John and Charlie talked about how the new farming payments will fit in with the management of their farm and had plenty of questions about the new grants and actions from the farmer's point of view.For more information on how the Renners farm, see the LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) website.There’s something for everyone in Defra's schemes and grants. We’ve made them much more straightforward, flexible and workable, so if you haven’t yet looked, now is the time. Find out what you can get paid for on the Defra Farming blog.
Matt McGuire, Charlotte Garbutt, Charlie Beaty, Ed Dungait - National Young Farmers' Week 2022
In episode 10 of the Future Farming podcast, to celebrate National Young Farmers' Week 2022, Matt McGuire welcomes 3 up-and-coming young people in farming to the podcast. Charlie Beaty, Ed Dungait and Charlotte Garbutt discuss how to get started in farming, the importance of education and the range of roles in agriculture. They also discuss the benefits new talent can bring to the sector.#YoungFarmersWeek Charlotte @ThisIsGarbs works in agronomy and sales for an agri-chemical company and is YFC Agri Chair @LincsYFC. Charlie @MeridenFarm is a mixed beef-sheep and arable farmer from Warwickshire and WFYFC County Chair. Ed is an arable farmer from Northumberland and Chair of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs. Subscribe to the Defra Future Farming blog
Briony Turner, Harry Greenfield (CLA) and Lynette Steel (TFA) - How tenants and landlords can get the best out of new environmental schemes
In episode 9 of the Future Farming podcast, Defra farming strategy lead Briony Turner talks to CLA (Country Land and Business Association) land use advisor Harry Greenfield and TFA (Tenant Farmers Association) farm advisor Lynette Steel about new public and private sector environmental schemes.CLA and TFA have been working together to produce a set of guidelines to support tenants and landlords in applying for the schemes. Harry and Lynette explain the thinking behind the collaboration, and how tenants and landlords can get the best out of the new environmental schemes by working together and starting conversations early.Find out more about the CLA and TFA joint guidance for environmental schemes Read the joint CLA/TFA guidance for environmental schemes in full Subscribe to the Defra Future Farming blog
Jonathan Marsden and Martin Lines - Everything you need to know about the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)
The Sustainable Farming Incentive is now open for applications. Through SFI, farmers will be paid for looking after the natural environment while they're farming. This year, we’ll start paying farmers for taking care of their soil or assessing the condition of moorland. From next year, we’ll be expanding the range of SFI actions farmers can get paid for.For episode 8 of the Future Farming Podcast, we brought together Cambridgeshire farmer Martin Lines and Defra Sustainable Farming Incentive lead Jonathan Marsden to talk about all things SFI and land management. Jonathan explains about the SFI funding that farmers can apply for now, and the new funding that will be available to farmers for environmental land management in the next few years. Find out how to apply for SFI.
Tim Mordan and Rui Andrês - Government-funded innovation
In the seventh episode of the Future Farming podcast, Tim Mordan, Defra’s Head of Farming Innovation, Productivity and Science talks to Rui Andrês, CEO of Fieldwork Robotics, about their innovative raspberry robot picker.Listen to find out how the project was developed, initially at Plymouth University, and then with the help of government innovation funding to bring it to market.Find out more about government innovation funding for farming:How we're encouraging innovation in farmingUKRI: find out about farming innovation funding
Farming in England is going through the biggest change in a generation and government's approach to farming is changing too. We're working collaboratively with the sector to develop new farming payments and polices that support food production and our environment. On this podcast, the Defra Farming and Countryside team will discuss our work with the farming community. For the latest news from the Defra farming team, bookmark and subscribe to the online home of the programme defrafarming.blog.gov.uk