The evening events will include an introduction to the skills programme and what is on offer, CAP reform updates and effects on upland farm incomes, an update on the Single Payment Scheme 2013, the need-to-know essentials of Higher Level Stewardships (HLS) and Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (UELS) and the importance of budgeting and planning.
What does HLS stand for?
HLS stands for Higher Level Stewardship (UK; agriculture)
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- Healthy Living Seminar
- Healthy Living Strategy (Canada)
- Heat, Light and Sound (various organizations)
- Heavy Louisiana Sweet (crude oil)
- Helicopter Landing Site
- Helicopter Landing System
- High Level Sports
- High Level Structure (International Organization for Standardization)
- High-Level Synthesis
- Higher Level Skills
Samples in periodicals archive:
The cash, for Sandwell Valley Country Park, has come from conservation body Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme.
Hill farmers can apply to join the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, under which they are compensated for helping to preserve the environment.
Mr Russell said: "Since our family became involved with Defra's Higher Level Stewardship scheme a couple of years ago, we have already seen birds and wildlife return.
Meanwhile, Defra has cut funding for environmental projects as diverse as the new higher level stewardship schemes, maintenance of waterways, water quality improvement and flood defences.
Redcar and Cleveland Council's Countryside Rangers have received the Higher Level Stewardship grant to help them manage Eston Moor.
Every year, approximately 1% of farmers are picked randomly for inspection by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and failures, of which there were 2,046 last year, result in significant deductions from the SPS and certain rural development programme schemes such as Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardships which reward farmers for conservation management.
The Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) programme rewards farmers who maintain their land to help birds and wildlife.