Commentary

232 Mid-tier agreements

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

232 Mid-tier agreements

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

232 Mid-tier agreements

Mid-tier agreements last for five years and are intended to replace the Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) under the previous Environmental Stewardship Scheme. For 2015, applications must be submitted between 1 July–30 September and, if successful, agreements start on the following 1 January. Agreement offers must be accepted by 15 December.

Applicants can select from 120 management options and capital items, which are scored automatically through the online application system. The scoring system directs applicants to those options that deliver the environmental priorities, considered to be important in their wider area. Payments under Mid-tier agreements have to be

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