Farmers in England are set to benefit from a reduced administrative burden next year, as the government plans to end the need to comply with greening requirements and begin the move towards the new Environmental Land Management scheme.  These changes will not affect the overall payment received farmers as the money will instead be added to entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme.  The agricultural transition period will last for seven years and will see direct payments to farmers in England phased out and replaced with a new system that rewards farmers for delivering public goods, such as tree or hedge planting, river management to mitigate flooding, or creating or restoring habitats for wildlife.