Farming

Sugar Beet © Derrick Furlong

The Lincolnshire Wolds high scenic quality depends almost entirely upon the areas use for agriculture.  Overall approximately 80% of the AONB is in arable use, with 13% as permanent pasture and 2.5% woodland cover.  It is widely recognised that much of the attractiveness of the Wolds today is a result of the activities of generations of landowners and farmers. 

Brinkhill copyright Nev Gurnhill

 
Ongoing changes in farming – from protective measures against foot and mouth and bluetongue to renewed agri-environment schemes and set a side policies – impact not only on the landscape but on the farming community. Constant updates and changes to policy directives are hard to keep up with. Wherever possible, this page will provide links through to the most relevant websites that are of significance to the farming community and any interested person.

Campaign for the Farmed Environment Find out how to receive the best possible advice and guidance on how to retain and increase the environmental benefits provided by your farmland.

Defra

 

NFU (National Farmers Union)

 

CLA (Country Land and Business Association)

 

Lincolnshire Food and Farming

 

Labour Machinery Resources

 

LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)

 

Natural England – Environmental Stewardship

 

Natural England – Catchment Sensitive Farming

 

 

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