On this farm at Witheridge near Tiverton the land set aside has become home to an array of Warbler birds as well as Snipe at this time of year.
Farmers and wildlife groups are urging the Government to ensure that reform of the common agricultural policy doesn't lead to the destruction of important habitats.
DEFRA is proposing that more money is actually given to countryside stewardship schemes but many disagree.
They say it should be left to the farmer to decide where to spend their subsidies.
Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway reports.