Calculator shows benefits of CFE

A new electronic tool has been launched for advisers and agronomists.

It shows how the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) is economically viable compared to the regulatory alternative.

The CFE was developed by the industry to fend off a compulsory requirement that would have seen all farmers and growers with cultivated land having to adopt environmental management options on up to six per cent of their land in England - in addition to any work they had already completed through agri-environment agreements.

This would have resulted in inspections, penalties and significant administrative overheads, as well as placing a financial burden on farmers and land managers.

The cost calculator shows the economic benefits to farmers and growers taking part in the campaign in comparison with the regulatory alternative.

- Advisers and agronomists can request a copy of the Cost Calculator from the campaign programme office by emailing cfeonline@nfu.org.uk or calling 024 7685 8607.


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