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Basic Payment Scheme: guidance

Published: 30 Apr 2015

If you intend to take part in the Basic Payment Scheme you must read this guidance carefully and make sure you understand the requirements of the scheme.

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Basic Payment Scheme: guidance
18. Payment Region one

86 page PDF

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18. Payment Region one

Where agricultural production activities are undertaken, these can encompass production, rearing or growing of agricultural products, including harvesting, milking, breeding animals, and keeping animals for farming purposes.

Where no agricultural production activities are undertaken, the land must be maintained actively in a state suitable for grazing or cultivation. This means various actions according to the land.

Across all land, the farmer must take action to control injurious weeds to which the Weeds Act 1959 applies and maintain access to those areas for livestock or farm machinery. On areas of permanent grassland, the farmer must be able to demonstrate maintenance of existing stock-proof boundaries and water sources for livestock. On arable land, a farmer must take action to prevent the encroachment of scrub.


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