Innovation and the future of farming

As we head for life after Brexit, the farming sector is facing some enormous challenges and changes.

The way farmers and landowners are funded for environmental work is changing following Britain's departure from the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy. In November last year, ministers published an outline of their post-Brexit plans for agriculture.

  • £1.8bn of annual subsidies paid directly to farmers in England through the Basic Payment Scheme, this, will be phased out over the next seven years. 50% will be gone in four years, starting this year.

  • The Government wants stakeholders in the countryside to help achieve its goal of protecting nature across 30 per cent of the UK and becoming carbon neutral by 2030, he