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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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