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Environmental Studies Factsheet: 128 ELS Working

  •  Environmental Studies Factsheet: 128 ELS Working

Environmental Studies Factsheet: 128 ELS Working

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  • Code: ESA-FSPI-128
  • In 2006, the EU redesigned agricultural grants so that they would help to conserve biodiversity rather than just stimulate maximum food production. According to Natural England, there are now more than 60,000 agri-environment contracts with farmers, covering 69% of England’s agricultural land and costing the taxpayer £446m a year. These grants compensate farmers for maintaining hedgerows, wet areas and important grasslands and for using less fertilsers and pesticides.