Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Agriculture bill

On Monday night MPs voted to approve the latest stage of the Agriculture Bill which will put in place a new system of support for farmers in England, that protects the environment, maintains our high standards and ensures food is produced in a more sustainable way. 

  • Outside of the EU, we have the opportunity to replace Brussels’ Common Agricultural Policy, which has never worked for British farmers, with a new system that truly works for the UK.
     
  • Through the landmark Agriculture Bill, the government will introduce an ambitious new land management scheme in England, based on the principle of public money for public goods, where farmers are rewarded for the work they do to safeguard the environment and help us meet crucial goals on climate change.
     
  • Despite scaremongering from the Labour Party, the Conservative manifesto was clear that we will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare or food standards in future trade negotiations: we are absolutely committed to high standards.
     
  • As we build back greener from coronavirus, we will ensure our farmers have the support they need, our environment is protected for future generations and our high standards are maintained. 

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