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Post-Brexit £1,000 farming payments ‘too little, too late’, says NFU

Environmental cash incentives part of government scheme to replace EU common agricultural policy

Farmers are to receive additional payments of up to £1,000 a year for protecting nature and the environment, as the government changes post-Brexit subsidies to agriculture.

The increased payments will come under the environmental land management schemes (Elms), the cornerstone of the government’s system for replacing the EU’s much-criticised common agricultural policy (CAP).

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