George Eustice© Tolga Akmen/LNP/Rex/Shutterstock
Defra minister George Eustice says he is keen to reinvigorate England’s system of tenanted county farms so it offers new entrants a “real option” to carve a career in agriculture. Acknowledging that the government was powerless to stop cash-strapped county councils from selling off their farms, Mr Eustice said the 1970 Agriculture Act nonetheless gave Defra scope to work with local authorities to help them to “refine” their plans. See also: Land workers protest in London at county farm sell-offs […]
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