UK Farmers Encouraged to Go Green
UK Farmers are being encouraged to plan ahead and look at green projects with the future of UK farming likely to change.
While various grants and funding are already on offer, Environmental Secretary Michael Gove plans to reward environmentally friendly farmers post-brexit. Current proposals plan to scrap the current Common Agricultural Policy, in favour of subsidies for farmers who try to enhance the natural environment by planting woods, creating wildflower meadows and providing habitats for wildlife. The government has strongly indicated that future funding is likely to be based on farms which are addressing environmental issues, with a view to ensuring the UK remains on course for a carbon neutral future.
The future of farming seems to rely heavily not just on the creation of food and raw materials, but on environmental stewardship of the land. With the government promising no change to the current level of subsidies until 2021, farmers are being encouraged to plan ahead so they can benefit to the maximum from future schemes.
Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.