01 Feb 2024
by Oli Hill, Ed Barker

EU farmers can skip CAP fallow land rules if growing pulses in 2024, European Commission proposes

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Farmers in the European Union will not be required to have some of their land fallow in 2024 if they opt to grow pulse crops on a portion of their total area.

Instead of keeping land fallow on 4% of their cropping area, EU farmers will be able to choose to grow nitrogen-fixing crops such as lentils, peas, or favas on 7% of their arable acreage instead.

The move comes as a response to protests over Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules obliging EU farmers to keep certain areas non-productive.

The European Commission raised the potential for all EU farmers to be exempt from the greening requirement this year and still be eligible for their CAP basic direct payment. Proposals are subject to EU Member States voting in favour.

For further details, visit the European Commission website.

Authors

Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230
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Ed Barker

Ed Barker

Head of Policy & External Affairs, AIC

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385271

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