The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking views on their proposals for future agricultural policy in England.

In the foreword to the consultation paper Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove says:

“Leaving the European Union (EU) provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform¬†agriculture. This paper outlines how we plan to change the way we use the land, so as¬†better to promote health and harmony.”

The following documents may be found on the gov.uk website by clicking here:

  • Consultation paper
  • ¬†Annex A: Stakeholder proposals
  • ¬†Annex B: Current Countryside Stewardship Options – Mid Tier, Higher¬†Tier and Capital Items
  • The Future Farming and Evidence Compendium

You can submit your consultation response via the consultation questionnaire provided through the Citizen Space on-line consultation tool.

Responses should be received by 8 May 2018.

You can find out more here.

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