For the first time in 40 years, we have the opportunity to reform the way we regulate and support agriculture in England.
Our departure from the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy means we are able decided how we farm our land. It means we can have the freedom to make our decisions for the good of the sector and the environment.
Our future policy will help farmers continue to provide a supply of healthy, home-grown produce to high environmental and animal welfare standards, developing a system that works for us.
Founded on the principle of “public money for public goods”, our Environmental Land Management scheme will be the cornerstone of our new agricultural policy. We are working closely with a range of environmental and agricultural stakeholders to collaboratively design the new scheme so that it is fit for purpose.