Order No. 50 on Standards of Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC). | Land Portal

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The Order sets out requirement standards for good agricultural and environmental conditions in order for farmers to comply with regulations on granted subsidy for land development, in accordance to the Rural Development Programme for the period 2007-2013. Criteria for being eligible to these subsidies shall be found in Appendix 1, with exception of 4.1 (Establishment and maintenance of vegetation on uncultivated land), 4.2 (Maintenance of vegetation on uncultivated land), 4.5 (Maintenance of vegetation on permanent grass areas) and 4.12 (Maintenance of vegetation on temporary grassland) and which does not implement Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979, Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May and the European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/60/EC of 23 October 2000. Uncultivated land must be kept with vegetation until cultivation is resumed, and must be mowed at least once every two years from 1 July to 15 September. Permanent pasture must be once every year during the same period be mowed, or replaced by grazing, as long as the land is used, where more than 50% of plant cover reaches a grass height of under 40 cm. Subareas under 100 m2 with a grass height of over 40 cm are accepted and must be kept free of trees and shrubs. Where water is abstracted for irrigation purposes, maximum recovery amount of groundwater and surface water shall not be violated in accordance to article 22 of the Water Supply Act.Appendix 1 - Summary of requirements for good agricultural and environmental conditions in 2013.Appendix 2 - Conversion table for horse, ruminants and cattle.

Implements: Council Regulation (EC) No. 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). (2005-09-20)
Implements: Council Regulation (EC) No. 73/2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, amending Regulations (EC) No. 1290/2005, (EC) No. 247/2006, (EC) No. 378/2007 and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003. (2009-01-19)
Implements: Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1122/2009 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 as regards cross-compliance, modulation and the integrated administration and control system, under the direct support schemes for farmers provided for that Regulation, as well as for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 as regards cross-compliance under the support scheme provided for the wine sector. (2009-11-30)
Implements: Commission Regulation (EU) No. 65/2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1698/2005, as regards the implementation of control procedures as well as cross-compliance in respect of rural development support measures. (2011-01-27)
Implements: Act on the administration of EU regulations of the Cooperative Agricultural Policy scheme financed by the EU Guarantee Fund (No. 445 of 2010). (2010-04-23)
Implements: Rural Development Act (No. 316 of 2007). (2007-03-31)
Amended by: Order No. 1475 amending Order on Standards of Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC). (2013-12-13)
Amended by: Order No. 337 amending Order on Standards of Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC). (2013-03-25)
Repealed by: Order No. 106 on Standards of Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC). (2014-01-29)
Repeals: Order No. 56 on Standards of Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC). (2012-01-26)

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Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

Denmark is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

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