Life-changing Agriculture Bill becomes UK law: A milestone Agriculture Bill, that guarantees to transform British farming, has been passed into UK law.
The legislation presents a new land management system, that will take the place of the Basic Payment Scheme subsidy system and will reward farmers for their endeavor to provide habitats for wildfire and improve air & water quality.
Direct Payments will be phased out during a 7 year conversion period, which will permit farmers to adjust to the new system.
The new Agricultural Bill intends to boost productivity and expand the potential of land for generating high-quality food in a more sustainable way.
Defra says the new Bill along with the incentives that are to be offered will provide a powerful vehicle for accomplishing the government’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
The new law also intends to bring transparency and fairness in the supply chain & will see the government report on UK food security to Parliament every 3 years.
Environment Secretary George Eustice states: “Our landmark Agriculture Act will transform the way we support farmers.
“The funds released as a result of the phasing out of the legacy Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will be re-invested into a roll-out of our future farming policy, which will be centred around support aimed at incentivising sustainable farming practices, creating habitats for nature recovery and supporting the establishment of new woodland and other ecosystem services to help tackle challenges like climate change.”
Life-changing Agriculture Bill becomes UK law