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What is the Sustainable Farming Incentive?

Defra is working on plans for a new scheme, the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), in England to support transition to the Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs).

Here, NFU senior countryside adviser Claire Robinson takes a look at the known details of the SFI scheme, the NFU's position on the plans and next steps. She writes:

It is hoped the proposed Sustainable Farming Incentive will attract farmers who are not already involved in an agri-environment scheme. If the scheme is introduced it would be