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Tree cutting and trimming rules

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A summary on the rules under GAEC 7c (Trees), including who the rules apply to, exceptions to the rules and when and how you can apply for a derogation.

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The Farming Advice Service (FAS) provides integrated advice to farmers and land managers to help meet the challenge of increasing food production while improving environmental outcomes…

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Using greening features on your farm in 2021

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In 2021 the ‘greening’ requirements previously attached to 30% of farmers’ Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment will come to an end. In this article, we will provide information on how the…

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Soil management requirements

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If you are a Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claimant, there are soil management rules that you must comply with or you may receive a reduction in your payments. This article provides a…

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Slurry storage requirements

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This article aims to provide practical guidance on the manure storage requirements to ensure farmers have the information they need to get the best from their manures and comply with…

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Technical articles

The Farming Advice Service has produced a number of technical articles, covering a range of topics related to cross compliance. To view the articles please click the 'Download' links.

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