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The UK Government’s food tsar, Henry Dimbleby, has urged Ministers to guarantee the budget for farm payments until at least 2029 to ensure farmers are ‘properly recompensed’ for moving towards more sustainable practices.
Christopher Price, chief executive of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, has written to Defra Secretary George Eustice after he appeared to dismiss concerns about the state of the abattoir network at Groundswell.
Farmers joining Defra’s new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) from 2022 can expect payments 30 per cent higher than those calculated using income foregone methodology, Defra Secretary George Eustice has confirmed.
Farmers in the UK are going to come under ‘increasing pressure’ if they continue to ramp up food production unnecessarily, chairman of the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) Martin Lines has warned.