DRY stone walls, hedgerows and barns in Huddersfield have a better chance of being restored - thanks to grant increases.
Farmers and other land managers will benefit from increases of up to 60% under the Countryside Stewardship and Environmentally Sensitive Areas schemes, said Agri- environment Minister Elliot Morley.
The higher payment rates have been introduced for building work, such as the restoration of dry stone walls and hedges, following a review.
Payments for hedge restoration have increased to £5 per metre, up from £3 per metre, while those for the restoration of dry stone walls have increased to £16 per metre, up from £12 per metre.
The new rates reflect increases in costs, particularly labour costs, since the last payment review five years ago.
"These increases represent the government's strong commitment to sustainable agriculture," said Mr Morley.
"They also fully recognise the significant costs incurred by those who voluntarily make their land available for enjoyment by walkers, riders and the less mobile."
Simon Lovell, of Defra's rural development service, said: "These walls, barns and hedges are the fingerprint of the Yorkshire landscape.
"As well as being important features in their own right, they make the fields stock proof and provide shelter for animals during the winter."
"In addition to this the hedgerows are an essential larder for wildlife."