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Key Cross Compliance & Greening dates coming soon

Please see below forthcoming dates for cross compliance and greening up until 30th June 2019:

30 April If you are in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ): You must have recorded the number of ‘specified’ livestock kept on your farm during the previous calendar year and calculated the amount of nitrogen they produced. You must also record the number and type of livestock in a building or hardstanding during the previous storage period. (SMR** 1)
1 May You must not carry out hedge or tree coppicing or hedge laying from this date. (GAEC7a and 7c)
1 May Crop diversification period and Ecological Focus Area (EFA) period for nitrogen fixing crops begins (until 30 June). (BPS guidance)
15 May Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2019 application deadline to avoid late application penalties. (BPS guidance)
31 May Deadline to make certain changes to a BPS application received by 15 May without a penalty (for more information read the ‘Basic Payment Scheme: rules for 2019’)
10 June Deadline for late BPS applications, or late amendments, with penalties. Any applications or supporting evidence received after this date will not be accepted. (BPS guidance)
30 June End of crop diversification ‘cropping’ period and end of EFA periods for fallow and nitrogen fixing crops. (BPS guidance)

For further information or should you have any questions please contact a member of the Farm Business Services team:

[team-member name=”Robert Sullivan”]

[team-member name=”Ali Gray”]

[team-member name=”James Severn”]

[team-member name=”Greg Ricketts”]

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