Air and water quality advice now available to all farmers in England

Catchment Sensitive Farming advice is now available to farmers, land managers and growers across England.

Farmers across England are now able to benefit from the advice of Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) advisers following the expansion of the programme.

Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) works with farmers and partners across England to produce food in a way that protects:

  • water
  • air
  • soil

Your CSF adviser (CSFA) is locally based with an understanding of the challenges farmers face. They will work with you to take the latest advice and tailor it to best benefit your business.

CSF provides locally informed, confidential, on-farm advice to help you make decisions on:

  • soil management
  • nutrient, slurry, and manure management
  • ammonia emission reduction
  • farm infrastructure and machinery set-up
  • pesticide handling
  • water resources and natural flood management
  • local environmental priorities
  • land management
  • agricultural transition, including grants

Countryside Stewardship mid-tier and capital grants: get support and approval before you apply

To request support and approval for Countryside Stewardship, fill in the CSF support request form (MS Word Document, 296 KB) and send it to your local CSF mailbox at least 10 weeks before you intend to submit your application to the Rural Payments Agency.

CSF can only offer approval to proposals which address recommendations made by CSF on the farm holding.

For further information and help accessing support and completing grant applications contact Carol Johnson: 01434 607 028 or 07753693111 email