Agriculture: Fertilisers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Independent, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to support farmers to store slurry.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Investing in proper slurry storage is a critical step livestock farmers need to take to make best use of their organic nutrients and prevent pollution.

In December 2022, my Department launched the first round of the Slurry Infrastructure grant with a budget of £34m. The scheme offers grants of £25,000 to £250,000 to help cattle and pig farms invest in enlarged, covered slurry stores.

We will run two further, larger rounds of the grant in Autumn 2023 and 2024. Farmers interesting in applying for the scheme should read the updated guidance we recently published on GOV.UK.

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