Environment Agency experts support the industry
The Environment Agency and the local Catchment
Sensitive Farming team are taking a hands-on approach at the 2007 Suffolk Show
held 30 - 31 May.
In terms of PPC Regulations, large poultry and pig installations should
have applied for their Regulations 2000 permits early in 2007; however, some
local farmers still need to apply, as this is a statutory requirement, says
Chris McArthur, Environment Agency Team Leader, who says that the team will be
there to give some on-the-spot advice.
The local Catchment Sensitive Farming team will be concentrating on helping
farmers to apply for capital grants. Farmers within the priority catchments can
claim up to Â£10,000 (€16,000) to improve or install facilities that will benefit
water quality by reducing diffuse pollution.
Local Catchment officer Dr Nicola Miller said "We are hoping that
farmers will take the opportunity at the show to pop along to the stand for
advice or to pick up the guidance packs which provide help with applying for the
Catchment Sensitive Farming
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