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What should an agriculture policy designed for public benefit look like?

Yorkshire grazing meadowsThis post is by Jonathan Baker, senior land use policy adviser at the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

In these fevered times, environmentalists and farmers find themselves in agreement about much. There is an established cross sector consensus on the importance of the UK developing trade policies that do not export environmental problems, the need for a substantial and long term budget to support rural areas, and – albeit grudgingly in some instances – the necessity of moving to an agricultural policy that focuses on providing public benefits in return for public money.

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