Andrea Leadsom© Tolga Akmen/LNP/REX/Shutterstock
Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has promised a twin-track approach to future rural support, aiming to balance the needs of the environment with productive farming. Addressing the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee in Westminster, Mrs Leadsom repeatedly said she was determined that “the current generation is the first to leave the environment in a better condition than they found it”. But she also acknowledged that, with agriculture occupying 72% of the UK land area, it was necessary to have “a successful, sustainable […]
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