Four Midlands-based rural charities receive boost with new grants

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Farmers offered additional time to complete CS 2024 applications

Farmers are being offered additional time to complete their Countryside Stewardship 2024 applications, as long as they were commenced by 15 September. For farmers who have started their application, Defra said today that the Rural Payments Agency would “support them to ensure they have sufficient time to complete these”. The application window for 2024 CS…

Onshore wind projects to be approved more quickly

Onshore wind projects will be approved more quickly in England as part of new measures being brought forward. The government said it would streamline planning rules, meaning local areas would have a greater say in how onshore wind projects should be considered. Measures include broadening the ways that suitable locations can be identified, including by…

Deadline for Countryside Stewardship applications extended

The application window for 2024 Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreements has been extended until 15 September following feedback from farmers. Defra has confirmed today (18 August) that the scheme will be extended to allow farmers more time to submit their applications online. The department said there have been ‘some technical issues’ experienced by a small…

Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards 2024 Launch Entries

Farm Shop & Deli Show, part of the UK Food & Drink Shows and home of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards, has launched its Retailer Awards for 2024. For next year, the awards are celebrating specialist retailers and recognising their achievements in the independent sector. Free to enter, entries are now open across 11…

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