The information provided by the contractors contains the relevant manual for your scheme and the start date of the agreement. the information you need to know about your agreement is available in the corresponding schematic manual. In 2004, the Countryside Stewardship Scheme was closed with the launch of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme (England) for new applications. Existing agreements will continue to be respected; the last contracts expire in 2014. The system is currently managed by Natural England employees. Farmers still have enough time to apply for a Countryside Stewardship mid-tier application for an agreement with a january 1, 2021 launch date. The government has already said that anyone who enters into new Countryside Stewardship agreements from 2021 will be able to leave these agreements without penalty if they are penalized financially compared to ELMS, so there does not seem to be any disadvantage in going now into a system. You can now file applications in accordance with national rules. If successful, your agreement will begin on January 1, 2021. A new guide (on national regulations) is now available. For more information, visit Support Woodland.
A well-structured „Mid-Tier-CSS“ agreement can enable many farmers to operate on a practical and financial level and to look after the environment. CSS has now submitted applications for agreements with a launch date of January 1, 2021. The „Payment Deadlines“ section has been added to the „Agreement Holders“ section. The government is offering one-year extensions to farmers who expire on a rolling basis to help ensure that high quality programs are maintained until they are able to implement ELMS. Countryside Stewardship is a unique system that replaced the Environmental Stewardship (ES), the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) and the Catchment Sensitive Farming capital grants in 2015. The existing ES and CEE agreements, which lasted until 2015 or beyond, will last until their waiting period. Among the benefits of a middle-class CSS agreement is the blocking of a guaranteed revenue stream for the next five years, before the phase-out of basic payment system (BPS) aid next year. Farmers who applied for the CSS in 2015 have first-generation contracts expiring on 31 December 2020 and it is possible that the Rural Payments Agency may also propose to impose them for one year. In 2005, there were 16,636 contractors with 531,280 hectares agreed.  9.
In order to retain as many farmers as possible before the introduction of ELMS as part of the agro-environmental environment, by 2024, farmers with CSS and Environmental Stewardship agreements will also be subject to annual extensions „where appropriate“ or the possibility of applying for a new CSS agreement.