CLA East members spent several hours at the Royal Norfolk Show and Cereals with Baroness Kate Rock, Chair of the Government’s Tenancy Working Group.
The group, formed earlier this year, aims to provide tenant farmers and associated stakeholders a further opportunity to make sure the new environmental land management schemes work within agricultural tenancies.
The meetings were an opportunity to share views on a range of topics including access to the Sustainable Faming Incentive, Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery, plus tree planting schemes.
Speaking when the Tenancy Working Group was first established Baroness Kate Rock said:
“Tenant farmers are crucial to our farming industry, our farmed environment, and our farming future. Access to the new schemes will be of utmost importance to secure the long-term sustainability of tenant farming in England. I am delighted to be chairing this timely working group and look forward to engaging fully with all stakeholders involved in the tenanted sector.“
Meanwhile, the CLA is asking members who let out agricultural land to complete a short survey which will be used to underpin its submissions to Defra and the Tenancy Working Group. To take part in the survey click here.