Farming for the next generation

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Publication Date 04/01/2018
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The United Kingdom Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove set out his vision on the future of the UK farming industry at the Oxford Farming Conference 2018 on the 4 January 2018.

Mr Gove told farmers that the UK government would guarantee subsidies at the current EU level until the 2022 election. There would then be a 'transitional period' in England (governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales would decide policies in those areas). He also said that the current subsidy regime, which rewarded land ownership, would be replaced by a scheme more focused on supporting the environment.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) said it welcomed a commitment to a national food policy and recognition from the Secretary of State that food production was ‘at the heart of all farming businesses’.

Mr Gove gave a further speech on these themes called A Brighter Future for Farming at the NFU Farming Conference 2018 in Birmingham on the 20 February 2018 (see related hyperlinks below).

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Blog: UK in a Changing Europe, 20.02.18: UKAP: a Brexit agricultural policy in the making?
Blog: UK in a Changing Europe, 17.01.18: The future of farm policy after Brexit
United Kingdom: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Speech, 20.02.18: A Brighter Future for Farming
BBC News, 20.02.18: Gove backs seasonal workers scheme for UK farms after Brexit
The Guardian, 20.02.18: Farmers tell Gove: lack of migrant workers now 'mission critical'
NFU: News, 20.02.18: Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit, says NFU President
Blog: CAP Tag: Brexit
BBC News, 04.01.18: Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove
Blog: Common Agricultural Policy (Wyn Grant): Tag: Brexit
The Guardian, 04.01.18 Farmland could turn into meadows after Brexit, says Michael Gove
NFU: EU Referendum channel
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union
ESO: Find further information in ESO on UK farming post-Brexit
ESO: Find further information in ESO on environmental policies in the UK post-Brexit
NFU: News, 04.01.18: NFU welcomes commitment to British farming from Secretary of State
UK: Parliament: House of Commons: Committees: Welsh Affairs Committee: News, 01.05.18: Minister discusses agriculture post-Brexit
UK: GOV.UK: Environment Agency: Correspondence, 08.05.18: Defra future farming consultation: Environment Agency response
Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN)

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