Policy

Minister seeks big changes to farm policy post-Brexit

Britain’s farm policy is set for a major shake-up when the country leaves the European Union, says Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom.

The current system is poor value for money, has too much red tape and provides few incentives to use the latest technologies, she told the National Farmers Union annual conference in Birmingham.

Mrs Leadsom said she would be holding talks throughout March and April to hear views on how farm policy should be transformed.

“We have a once in a generation opportunity to transform our food and farming policies,” she told conference delegates.

(Source: Reuters)

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