Andrea Leadsom © James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock© James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock
Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has pledged to scrap European rules on how many crops farmers must grow after the UK leaves the EU. The so-called “three-crop rule” requires certain farmers to grow a diverse range of at least three crops in return for annual subsidy payments from Brussels. Mrs Leadsom said the rule would be abolished after the UK left the EU as Defra embarked on a drive to slash the amount of bureaucracy faced by farmers. See also: Three-crop […]
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