Consultation on proposals to revise the Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) standards

THIS CONSULTATION CLOSED ON FRIDAY 30 May 2014

Click here to view responses to the GAEC consultation.

This consultation sought views on the Cross Compliance conditions that farmers should observe in receipt of direct agricultural support payments as part of Common Agricultural Policy Reform.

The Cross-Compliance conditions mean that farmers receiving agricultural support payments will need to demonstrate that they are meeting the requirements of a number of existing European laws (known as the Statutory Management Requirements) as well as maintaining the land in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC).
These arrangements will be introduced on 1 January 2015 and will replace the Cross-Compliance requirements currently in place.
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