News
Jun 11, 2018

New Farming Rules for Water


New rules will be introduced which will save farmers money whilst also better protecting the water environment.

 

From 2 April 2018 new rules for all farmers in England will be introduced to help protect water quality, by standardising good farm practices that many are already performing and offering a new approach to regulation.

 

The rules require farmers to:

 

 - keep soil on the land; 

 - match nutrients to crop, and soil needs, and

 - keep livestock fertilisers and manures out of the water.

 

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said:

 

"These new rules are a win-win for farmers and the environment. They will help improve water quality, set a level playing field for all farmers, help businesses save money from better resource efficiency and improve their resilience.

 

Our ambition is to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it and these new rules will help us deliver our plans for a Green Brexit along with a better future for farming business."

 

Farmers and land managers will be able to determine what approach is best for their land, through methods such as deciding when it is safe to spread fertilisers.

 

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