The UK’s decision to leave the EU has triggered proposals to implement the most significant changes to agricultural policy since it joined the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 1973.
The CAP was designed to provide a stable, sustainably produced supply of safe, affordable food.
It also ensured a decent standard of living for farmers and agricultural workers, providing support through subsidies.
Now, the UK’s main political parties agree direct subsidy provision has to be reviewed and fundamentally changed, writes David Arnott.
(Source: The Conversation)