Today the Government will set out plans to deliver a better and fairer farming system in England.
Outside the EU and no longer bound by its bureaucratic Common Agricultural Policy, the new system will serve the interests of English farmers and will reward farmers and land managers for sustainable farming practices.
The government will keep its manifesto promise to maintain the current annual farming payments and grants budget for every year of this Parliament.
The key changes include:
- Introducing the Environmental Land Management scheme to incentivise sustainable farming practices, create habitats for nature recovery and establish new woodland.
- Investing in improving animal health and welfare, in particular by controlling or eradicating endemic diseases.
- Launching a Farming Investment Fund to support innovation and productivity. This will offer grants for equipment, technology and infrastructure for the future.
- Cutting unnecessary red tape and regulation for farmers.