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Advice, guidance, and webinars to help mitigate increasing prices of feed, fuel and fertiliser.

First published:
10 June 2022
Last updated:


We are aware of the impact increasing input costs are having on agricultural producers. In particular, the price of:

  • fuel
  • feed
  • fertiliser

We are closely monitoring the position via the UK Agriculture Market Monitoring Group (on

The following information includes advice, guidance, and webinars to help mitigate high prices. This includes:

Cashflow - BPS advance payments

We are providing advance Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments again this year. This will help with cash-flow certainty. Our support will continue to help you, including:

  • our commitment to continue the Basic Payment Scheme unchanged in 2023.
  • extending Glastir contracts until the end of 2023

Transitional schemes

In April last year, we announced a package of support for:

  • farmers
  • foresters
  • land managers
  • food businesses

This is worth over £227 million over the next three financial years. These schemes are supporting the resilience of the rural economy.

Growing for the Environment

Support to mitigate some of the impact of increasing fertiliser costs. It offers an opportunity to:

  • graze cover crops in spring, and/or
  • utilise the cover crop as green manure in the spring for use by the following crop

An application window for autumn crops will be open until 14 July. On 2 October, an application window will open for spring crops, and will close on 10 November.

This grant supports the growth of crops which provide:

  • environmental
  • biodiversity and
  • production benefits

These include protein crops, mixed leys (also known as herbal leys) and cover crops.

The support enables environmental enhancement and mitigation of increasing input costs by growing more home-grown forage.

Support for the horticultural sector

With a vibrant horticulture sector, we aim to develop a sustainable agricultural industry.

It delivers a range of environmental, social and economic benefits. By growing more horticultural produce, people can access fresh and healthy local produce.

Two complementary schemes are available:

Supports new entrants into the Welsh horticulture sector. The last Expression of Interest (EoI) window opened on 11 April 2023 and closed on 20 May 2022.

Grants for existing commercial horticulture growers to invest in new technology and equipment. The next application window will be open between 4 September and 24 November.



Further support

You can:

Farmwell Wales is an online information hub. You can get advice on personal and business resilience for you and your family.

Glastir contracts

We are aware of the difficulties many farmers are facing due to increasing costs. RPW is continuing to monitor the situation closely.

If farmers need to make changes to management practices which may impact on their ability to deliver Glastir commitments they should contact RPW immediately to request a derogation.

Full consideration will be given to all requests on a case by case basis. Annual payments may be affected where contract requirements cannot be delivered.

Details of the Glastir option and field number/s should be provided, along with as much information as possible regarding the circumstances leading to the request. Depending on the issue, supporting evidence may also be requested. Farmers must not deviate from their Glastir contract requirements before receiving approval from RPW.