First details have emerged of NFU proposals for a three-pronged approach to a British agricultural policy after the UK leaves the European Union.
Support would fall under three broad categories under plans being worked up by the union.
Those three categories are: measures to boost farm productivity, measures to mitigate market volatility and measures to enhance the environment.
Depending on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the government, they would include an element of direct payments to farmers.
Details of the fledgling policy – which will be presented to the government once fully developed – emerged at the NFU’s annual conference in Birmingham.
(Source: Farmers Weekly)