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03/04/21 Farming Today This Week: farm finance, new Countryside Code, how will tree planting change the British countryside?

How will the new scheme rewarding farmers with public money for public goods work? And a farmer's reaction to the new Countryside Code.

How will the new scheme rewarding farmers with public money for public goods work? Now we've left the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, the subsidy payments based on how much land farmers have are being phased out, and replaced in England with Environmental Land Management Schemes, which will pay for things like clean water, biodiversity and carbon capture.
'Be nice, say hello, share the space', that's the new Countyside Code launched this week, 70 years after the first booklet was published. The 'refreshed' code developed by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales aims to help people enjoy the countryside in a 'safe and respectful way'.
Could nationwide plans to plant millions of trees, obscure some of the country’s iconic landscapes? We hear from the National Trust.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

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