Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Agriculture bill is now law

The Agriculture Bill has received Royal Assent and is now an Act of Parliament: this will put in place a new system of support for farmers in England, which 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 the Common Agricultural Policy, which never worked well for British farmers or consumers, with a new system that truly works for the UK.
     
  • Through the landmark Agriculture Bill, the government is now introducing 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 Conservatives made an unequivocal commitment in our manifesto that we will never compromise on our high environmental and animal welfare standards in trade negotiations.
     
  • 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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