UK Agriculture Bill introduces payments for public goods

The UK government has published its Agriculture Bill, which reforms how farmers will receive subsidies. Under the current system - the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy - the amount of money that farmers receive is linked to the amount of land that they farm. Under the new system, payments will be linked to producing “public goods” such as protecting habitats, reducing flood risk and improving water quality.

Read the UK government’s press release here, read the details of the bill on the UK Parliament website here, and read media coverage here. See also the Foodsource resource How can we reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions?

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18 Sep 2018
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