Consultation on the future for food, farming and the environment

Ministers will build on previous Countryside Stewardship and agri-environment schemes to design a scheme accessible to almost any land owner or manager who wishes to enhance the natural environment by planting woodland, providing new habitats for wildlife, increasing biodiversity, contributing to improved water quality and returning cultivated land to wildflower meadows or other more natural states.   Our native breeds have an important role to play in creating a thriving, resilient farming sector.

The Agriculture Bill will enable us to support a thriving and self-reliant farming sector that is more competitive, productive and profitable and to protect our precious natural environment for future generations.