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Defra Farming policy statements published

Date Published: 26/02/2020

Defra has published the following documents. These provide updated information about their work and explain how you can continue to engage with Defra and help shape future agricultural policy.

They have published Farming for the Future: Policy Progress and Update on GOV.UK. This provides detail on the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme and the other planned schemes to support productivity, animal health and welfare. It also covers future support for innovation and research and development.

They have also launched the Environmental Land Management (ELM) Policy Discussion Document on the Citizen Space website. This document sets out the initial thinking on the design of the new ELM scheme. There are key questions in the document on which they would like your views. Feedback on this document will help them shape the new scheme.

Please respond online through the Citizen Space site.

You can also email elmfeedback@defra.gov.uk or write to Defra at:  

FAO ELM Policy Discussion

Seacole 1, NE.  

2 Marsham Street



The discussion is open for 10 weeks, until the first week of May.