Tillage farmers are assessing what they need to do to comply with new greening requirements for 2015 and beyond. Many of the details have been covered in the tillage pages in recent weeks. The details are complex, especially for the environmental focus area (EFA). Farmers will need help to get details sorted but individuals must be aware of what is required. Greening may also apply to mixed farms with crops. As greening compliance controls 30% of the new payment structure, there is little option but to comply. The Department’s move to drive online application will help prevent some problems, but the EFA is complex and the lack of provision for mistakes in the first year can be seen as EU arrogance.