After months of waiting, Defra has finally delivered its so-called “command paper”, setting out the government’s strategy for moving from the Common Agricultural Policy to a new domestic farm policy. The 10-week consultation document confirms plans to start capping the Basic Payments Scheme, with about £150m taken from larger farmers and moved to agri-environment schemes. See also: Gove plans to redirect £150m BPS savings to environment It also offers further details on which “public goods” the government wants to fund […]
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