The new system will be the most wide-ranging overhaul of farming and land management in the U.K. in 50 years as European Union subsidies are phased out because of Brexit. Explore dynamic updates of the earth’s key data points Open the Data Dash Close “Rather than the prescriptive, top-down rules of the EU era, we want to support the choices that farmers and land managers take,” Eustice said in a speech on Monday. […] Farmers are bracing for a loss of subsidies, on top of which they face a number of Brexit-related uncertainties including future trade relations with the EU and beyond. […] A 2019 report by the National Audit Office found that about 42% of U.K. farmers would have made a Tougher Battery Standards Sought by EU in Shift to Electric Cars Ministers must be mindful of the impact that sudden drops in income could have, including seriously jeopardizing the viability of a farm business and causing knock-on impacts for the country’s food production, the National Farmers’ Union warned in response to the proposals. […] From 2022, farmers will also benefit from an increased investment in agricultural research and development to trial technologies aimed at the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, such as new feed additives or autonomous farm machinery.
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