Hopes have been raised that a culture shift is underway at Defra following an announcement that the Government will fully fund a revolutionary agri-environment scheme based on the ‘Payment By Results’ principle.
The EU would ‘never accept’ frictionless trade for agricultural and food products if the UK introduces different environmental rules after Brexit, according to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
The Government has set out its plans for a future trading relationship with the EU in a landmark White Paper. An ‘Alternative’ White Paper has also been leaked. Abi Kay explores what the two documents mean for farmers.