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Funding to support England's Dairy Farmers

By Parish Clerk Moreton Say Parish Council

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

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Fund to Support England's Dairy Farmers Now Open: The Dairy Response Fund has opened for applications from eligible dairy farmers in England in need of support following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To be eligible, farmers need to demonstrate that they have suffered a reduction in the average price paid for their milk of 25% or more in April 2020 when compared with February 2020. Qualifying farmers are entitled to up to £10,000 each to cover 70% of their losses across April and May incurred as a result of a drop in price, following a reduced demand for milk with the closure of restaurants, bars and cafes in recent months. This financial support is intended to help farmers maintain production capacity and sustain their business without impacts on animal welfare. Farmers can apply for a single payment from the fund, which will be paid out from 6 July 2020. Applications can be submitted directly to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). The deadline for applications is 14 August 2020. Click to view further information about this news alert

£6m Fund Opens for Farmers Flooded in February: A £6 million fund to support farmers seriously affected by February's floods has opened for applications. Eligible farmers and landowners in parts of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and North and East Yorkshire can apply for between £500 and £25,000 under the Farming Recovery Fund to support their recovery efforts. Farmers can use the grant to pay for uninsurable damage caused by the flooding. This could include removing debris or re-cultivation of grassland or arable land.

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has introduced a simplified online portal for the latest round of applications to make it easier for farmers to apply. Chief Executive of the RPA Paul Caldwell said: 'We know the flooding in February had a devastating impact on farming communities across the North and Midlands. 'Our new online portal will make it easier for farmers and landowners to submit an application and we've also given farmers an extra month this year to apply for their BPS payment.' The deadline for applications is 1 September 2020…. Click to view further information about this news alert

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