Rural Affairs Secretary speaks at the Oxford Farming Conference

The Telegraph has covered Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers’ announcement over the Government’s landmark Agriculture Bill, which will be introduced this month to Parliament to replace the Common Agricultural Policy

Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference on Tuesday, Villiers explained this means EU farming subsidies will be replaced by a fund linked to efforts to combat climate change.

The Bill will put forward a new approach where farmers and land managers are rewarded with public money for ‘public goods’ – such as enhancing biodiversity, tackling climate change and raising standards of animal welfare.

The new funding will come after a seven-year transition period for farmers, who will see Direct Payments gradually phased out.

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