Environmental schemes could benefit hill farmers

Short, Wendy
February 2007
Farmers Weekly;2/2/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 5, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the benefits of the Sheep Wildlife Enhancement Scheme (SWES) agreements to hill sheep producers in North-east England. Former SWES project manager Dan Hunt states that SWES agreements holders could qualify for the Higher Level Scheme which should allow farms to remain viable. National Farmers Union chairman David Hugill stressed the role of grazing sheep in heather moorlands and the environmental value of hill farming.


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