Natural England – Current hot weather

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Due to the unusually hot weather, Natural England have received a number of requests from customers with ES and CS agreements to cut hay crops earlier than is permitted under their agreement, where the grass is ripening earlier than usual. In situations where the agreement holder cannot meet agreement requirements due to adverse weather conditions, they can ask Natural England for either a Derogation under Environmental Stewardship or a Minor and Temporary Adjustment under Countryside Stewardship.