The CLA has written to the chief executive of the Environment Agency, highlighting the impacts of the ongoing flooding events in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The CLA has called for a review of agreements for controlled flooding of agricultural land, given the increasing frequency of these events, along with further work into natural flood risk management and for the Environment Agency to engage with farmers and landowners across the country.
The CLA has also spoken to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to discuss the Farming Recovery Fund and the impact of wet weather on Basic Payment Scheme and Agri environment scheme commitments. Further guidance from the RPA will be released shortly but if you have any immediate questions then please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to remember to photograph and keep any evidence of flooding damage as it will be required for recovery fund applications and in case of future force majeure or adjustments to agri-environment schemes.