These Regulations amend the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 by: (a) permitting a farmer to put measures in place to limit soil erosion where soil or weather conditions prevent a crop being sown; (b) removing the requirement that residues of crops harvested after 1st November are not disturbed until just before sowing the spring crop on the land; (c) extending the period during which a derogation may be obtained for a ploughing match, providing for the derogation to be obtained by the farmer rather than by the organiser of the ploughing match and permitting ploughing as part of practice for a ploughing match; and (d) permitting the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to authorise hedge, tree or scrub cutting, trimming or laying in specified periods.
Amends: Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (S.R. No. 291 of 2014). (2014-11-25)
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