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Adapting to ELMS

10 Jun 2020

Chaired by Martin Grantley-Smith, AHDB’s Director of Cereals and Oilseeds

The Government’s Agriculture Bill places environment and other public benefits at the heart of any new support (ELMS) for UK farmers. This session explores how arable businesses can, or are, adjusting to the new opportunities.

• James LePage, Defra spells out ELMS, providing an update and guidance on the Government plans and environmental incentives for arable farmers

• George Badger, Strutt and Parker rethinks the arable rotation and explores how environmental management can be used to benefit both the farming operations and finances.

• Nick Bruce-White, RSPB says biodiversity pays and explains how profitable farming can go hand in hand with wildlife-friendly practices to deliver benefits for all.

• Fiona Tweedie, ADAS and Stephen Siddorn, Percy Farms, describe the experience of being part of one of Defra’s tests and trials for ELMS.


Dr Martin Grantley-Smith, Strategy Director, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds - AHDB
George Badger, Farming consultant (senior associate director) - Strutt & Parker
James LePage, Head of Advice and Technical Guidance - Defra, Environmental Land Management (ELM)
Fiona Tweedie, Senior Agri-environement Consultant, - ADAS
Nick Bruce-White, Operations Director – Southern England - The RSPB
Stephen Siddorn, Farm Manager - Percy Farms




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