What did people think of the announcements of the 25 year Env Plan today?
One summary I read noted:
"It is good to see that soil health given such prominence in the plan as this underpins so many of its aspirations. Some key points to emerge are that DEFRA will:
-Invest at least £200,000 to help develop soil health metrics and test them on farms across the country
-Investigate the potential for research and monitoring to give us a clearer picture of how soil health supports our wider environmental goals."
Full report is [here] (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan)
Obviously we see Sectormentor for Soils as a key part of that. And will continue to push the importance of having metrics and monitoring that benefit farmers and enable farmers to make more informed decisions.
What are other’s thoughts on this? How will this impact your farms?