Farm Business takes in-depth look at Gove’s plans

The latest edition of Farm Business, takes an in-depth look at Michael Gove’s plans for a post-Brexit farm policy in England.

Last week, the Defra Secretary published a consultation document setting out the framework for a post-Brexit farm support policy that would replace the current Basic Payment system with a new system of ‘public money for public goods’, via an ‘agricultural transition’.
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The reaction from industry leaders has been, at best, lukewarm, with the paper having done little to alleviate concerns over whether farmers’ core role as food producers will be given sufficient weight alongside the other public goods outlined in the document. You can find out more on pages, 1, 4 and 6.

Meanwhile, in this edition, editor Alistair Driver takes a look at how new NFU president Minette Batters fared in her first speech in the role as she laid the foundations for the NFU’s approach to Brexit in the critical months and years to come.


Food and Rural Affairs Committee chair Neil Parish, also outlines his views on new Brexit trade deals, Michael Gove and the Food Standards Agency’s role in the 2 Sisters scandal.



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About The Author

John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.