Subsidies

Post-Brexit farm subsidy uncertainty ‘economically toxic’

The UK government has been accused of casting doubt on the future of post-Brexit farm payments by Plaid Cymru.

Defra secretary Michael Gove said subsidies would have to be earned rather than handed out under his vision for a “green Brexit”.

But Plaid’s farming spokesman Ben Lake said it was an “economically toxic” threat to the livelihoods of food producers.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has said it wants a “realistic” transition period to avoid “devastation” for rural families.

(Source: BBC News)

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