Bell Ingram’s Rural Land Management team welcome changes to the Scottish Government’s £130m greening scheme, which have come at an important point in the harvest season.
The most significant change for our clients is that the crop diversification rule no longer applies. The crop diversification rule required farmers growing arable crops to ensure their rotation included at least two or three crops, dependent on the amount of arable land they farm.
Bell Ingram Land Agent, Catherine Lawson comments on the changes: “SGRPID releasing the updated guidance as harvest 2020 is coming to end is helpful timing, in so much as while many farmers have already sown 2021’s oilseed rape, there is still time to plan cropping to suit the land and field conditions, as well as the UK and global markets, rather than just ensuring compliance with the greening requirements.”
Our land management team manage a large number of farms, estates and corporate properties, providing bespoke advice and management services to ensure our clients maximise their assets and achieve their aims.