This section provides information and guidance for the Environmental Farming Scheme.

EFS Agreements for 2020

Letters offering EFS Agreements are currently being posted out to applicants.  Applicants have until 5.00pm on Friday 27 March 2020 to either accept or decline their Agreement offer.

Following a review of EFS, the payment rate for Watercourse Stabilisation with Fencing has been reduced to £4.80 per metre and the payment rate for Drinking Trough Pipework is now £3.91 per metre. 

As this review delayed the issue of agreements, Agreements commencing in 2020 will have until the 31 December 2020 to complete any Wider Year 1 options with the exception of arable options.

If you are commencing your agreement in 2020 don’t forget to submit your claim.   You must log on and complete the EFS section to make your claim for payment for work completed, or that you intend to complete, in the 2020 scheme year.  As you have until 31 December 2020 to complete the majority of this work, you must manage your claim during the year so that it accurately reflects the amount of work you actually complete.

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Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs including Freedom of Information (FOI), Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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