Farm subsidies ‘must be earned’ – Defra secretary Michael Gove

Farm subsidies will have to be earned post-Brexit – rather than simply being handed out, Defra secretary Michael Gove will say in a speech later.

Farmers will get only get taxpayers’ cash if they agree to protect the environment and enhance rural life, he will say.

The move is part of what Mr Gove calls his vision for a “Green Brexit”.

Farmers’ leaders were expecting a change, but want the total cash available to farms to stay the same.

(Source: BBC News)

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