Greening changes for 2018 - further information

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The NFU has raised a series of questions with the RPA/Defra following the announcement in early August of key changes to greening for 2018.

Answers to some of these questions have now been received and are contained in this briefing document for members (you will be asked to log in).

Please note this document replaces earlier briefings on this subject issued on 9 August 2017 and the 18 September version. 


  • To date, the RPA/Defra have not answered all of the questions submitted by the NFU and other stakeholders. This document will be updated as further information is received. 
  • It should be noted these are not the definitive rules for the 2018 scheme year, but the RPA has stated that it will seek to avoid making unnecessary changes going forward. The information provided is in accordance with the current guidance.

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