Payment windows now open
Last week, payment windows opened for farmers in both England and Scotland who are thinking of converting to organic.
Is now the right time to go organic? The recent launch of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan confirmed what we’ve been hearing from Michael Gove for some time: that there is going to be a renewed focus on preserving and enhancing our environment, and a commitment to protecting our soils. At the same time there is a growing demand for organic produce. The market is now in it's sixth year of continued growth, and people are becoming ever more aware of how their food is produced. This means there are good opportunities for farmers who want to meet that demand.
Find out more about payments available for organic conversion and maintenance:
In Wales or Northern Ireland? We'll update our website as soon as any payments are announced.