Greening rule for farmers suspended due to dry weather

An agricultural greening measure will be temporarily axed this year to free up extra land for crops, the government has announced

Tractor ploughing a field
Farmers and landowners will be allowed to grow crops for winter feed for livestock, the government has announced

An agricultural greening measure will be temporarily axed this year to free up extra land for crops, the government has announced.

The European Commission has approved suspension of the measures due to the hot and dry weather conditions experienced in summer across England, DEFRA announced yesterday.

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