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View / download the full Guide to cross compliance in England 2018 here.

View / download the full Guide to cross compliance in England 2019 here.

Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs)

GAEC 1: Establishment of buffer strips along watercourses

GAEC 2: Water abstraction

GAEC 3: Groundwater

GAEC 4: Providing minimum soil cover

GAEC 5: Minimising soil erosion

GAEC 6: Maintaining the level of organic matter in soil

GAEC 7a: Boundaries

GAEC 7b: Public Rights of Way

GAEC 7c: Trees

GAEC 7d: Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)

GAEC 7e: Scheduled Monuments

Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs)

SMR 1: Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs)

SMR 2: Wild birds

SMR 3: Habitats and species

SMR 4: Food and feed law

SMR 5: Restrictions on the use of substances having hormonal or thyrostatic action and beta-agonists in farm animals

SMR 6: Pig identification and registration

SMR 7: Cattle identification and registration

SMR 8: Sheep and goat identification

SMR 9: Prevention and control of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)

SMR 10: Plant Protection Products (PPPs)

SMR 11: Welfare of calves

SMR 12: Welfare of pigs

SMR 13: Animal welfare


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