Government’s post-Brexit agriculture scheme falls short of protection needed to safeguard environment, farmers warn

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Call for tougher policies comes after Michael Gove addressed two major farming conferences in Oxford

  • Josh Gabbatiss
  • Independent

The government’s vision for post-Brexit farming does not provide enough protection for the environment, meaning food production is at risk, according to a farming group.Michael Gove’s agriculture bill is a cornerstone of his plan for a “green Brexit”, but campaigners say it has fallen short of providing long-term protection for UK nature.

The environment secretary addressed two farming conferences in Oxford on Thursday, one focusing on traditional agriculture and the other based around a…

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