Government announces new Agriculture Bill to deliver a Green Brexit
Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and take back control for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules. Legislation rules is being introduced into Parliament today (12 September).
The Agriculture Bill sets out how farmers and land managers will in future be paid for “public goods”, such as better air and water quality, improved soil health, higher animal welfare standards, public access to the countryside and measures to reduce flooding. The Bill will also be underpinned by measures to increase productivity and invest in (R&D).
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