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ELMS Update

..Species rich grassland at Sissinghurst: a good carbon sink (Matt Jackson)

There is much speculation regarding how the forthcoming Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) will benefit farmers as EU basic farm payments are withdrawn.  Many farmers see ELMS as being a simple extension of the existing Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CS) but politicians are asking why should the Government give £3 billion each year to Agriculture in the first place?  Surely farmers need to justify and prove this level of benefit to society. Continue reading