Government publishes update to Agricultural Transition Plan

1 July 2021

Defra have published two important documents that provide more information about the forthcoming environmental land management schemes.

Defra have provided this policy update information as well as sharing the payment principles to help prepare the industry for the changes to come, helping farmers to make the right decisions for them and their business.

The update recognises that, through environmental land management, we can store carbon, reduce the risks from a changing climate and restore wildlife and habitats. We can do whilst maintaining a thriving agricultural and forestry sector, growing quality food and timber and supporting the health and wellbeing of all of us.

If you have any comments on these documents then Defra would be very happy to hear your opinions at

Here is a link to a very useful leaflet and blog on all the support in England.