Farmers will have until 2024 to adjust to a new system of agricultural support after the UK leaves the European Union under plans outlined by Defra secretary Michael Gove. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, Mr Gove said he envisages that the current system of direct payments will remain in place for five years after Brexit in March 2019 – although payments will be reduced for larger farmers. Rather than payments based on land area, which Mr Gove said are […]