4 Jan 2018

Gove plans post-Brexit funding for farmers

Environmentally friendly farming will be the watchword once Brexit has happened. That was the message from Environment Secretary Michael Gove today as he set out plans to pay farmers for their stewardship of the countryside rather than how many acres they have.

Mr Gove did admit, however, the current EU system of subsidy many farmers and environmentalists wanted shot of would remain for some years to come.