29 Nov '12, 10pm

Information on ash disease for Stewardship farmers & SSSI owners @FarmersWeekly @FarmersGuardian @NFUtweets @CLAtweets

Natural England’s advice for ES and other land management agreement holders: A key part of the advice to Environmental Stewardship agreement holders is that in view of the exceptional circumstances of ash dieback disease and the possible requirement to remove ash saplings that have been planted or managed under an ES scheme, Natural England will endeavour to protect their Environmental Stewardship payments under the scheme’s force majeure terms. (Under standard ES scheme rules, the removal of trees forming part of an ES agreement would normally result in the terms of the agreement not being met, which can result in the recovery of grant payments).

Full article: http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/about_us/news/2012/29111...

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