DEFRA unveils agricultural ammonia target

The government has set a new target to reduce emissions of ammonia from farms, providing £3m to advise farmers on how to meet it

Manure spreading
Manure spreading is a major source of ammonia emissions

The government has set a new target to reduce emissions of ammonia from farms, providing £3m to advise farmers on how to meet it.

Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership, run by Natural England in conjunction with the Environment Agency and DEFRA made the announcement today. The funding will go towards the provision of specialist advice to farmers and landowners, helping to implement July’s Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions. The team will provide training events, bespoke confidential advice, visit farms and support grant applications to improve the way farmers handle feed, manure and fertiliser spreading.

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