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CLA East: Agricultural Transition Roadshow

Navigating the Agricultural Transition

What do the latest agricultural policy announcements mean for farming business in our region?

We are now well into the agricultural transition in England, with a second round of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) cuts in 2022, and further cuts due in 2023. By 2024, BPS recipients will have lost at least half of their payments, ahead of the final year of payments in 2027.

The cuts in BPS are being redirected into schemes that are focused on environmental land management. Today, the government announced further information about the Sustainable Farming Incentive which will provide farmers with a diverse range of paid actions to manage hedgerows for wildlife, plant nectar-rich wildflowers and manage crop pests without the use of insecticides.

During these two-hour sessions you will hear directly from representatives at the Department for Environment, food and rural affairs (Defra). You will also hear from:

• CLA experts who will discuss what the latest policy developments could mean for you and provide
   practical advice; and
• Farm resilience consultants will be offering free support and advice.

There will also be opportunities for CLA members to raise specific questions with CLA experts, Defra,  and the Rural Payments Agency during breakout sessions.

These events are priced at £10 per person + VAT. For further information contact or call 01638 590 429.

Roadshow dates in your area: 

Tuesday 7 March
 - Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire 

1.30pm Registration and tea and coffee

2.00pm Welcome from Cath Crowther, CLA Regional Director followed by presentations 

3.00pm Networking,1-2-1 sessions and, tea, coffee and cake

4.00pm Close of event and event breakdown

Wednesday 8 March - Moulton College, Northampton, Northamptonshire 

9.30am  Registration and tea and coffee

10.00am Welcome from Cath Crowther, CLA East Director followed by presentations 

11.00am Networking, 1-2-1 sessions, and tea, coffee and bacon rolls 

12.00pm Close of event. 

Wednesday 8 March - Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex

6.00pm Registration with refreshments

6.30pm Welcome from Cath Crowther CLA East Director followed by presentations 

7.30pm Hot folk buffet, 1-2-1 sessions and networking

8.30pm Close of event. 


Thursday 9 March - Garboldisham Village Hall, Diss, Norfolk 

  Registration and tea and coffee

10.30am Welcome from Cath Crowther, CLA East Director 

11.30am  Networking, 1-2-1 sessions and bacon rolls

12.30pm Close of event. 

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Event Details

Wednesday 8 March 2023
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Writtle University College, Writtle, Chelmsford , CM1 3RR
10 + VAT