DEFRA have recently (August 2019) released a publication titled ‘Farming is changing here’s what you need to know’. It is an interesting read setting out what changes are planned after we leave the EU.

The document can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-farming-changes-to-farming-in-england/farming-is-changing-heres-what-you-need-to-know-august-2019-web-version

On page two they declare their aims which are: –

  • We aim to become more collaborative, working in partnership with farmers, land managers and others involved in agriculture to design and develop a progressive system.
  • We aim to become less bureaucratic, and to engage and communicate effectively with the farming community on policy and operational issues, when decisions are made, and during periods of uncertainty.
  • We aim to promote the important role of the agricultural community and the positive contribution it makes to our environment and to the food sector.

These are positive aims that we very much hope they are successful with.