Monday 30 November 2020 / 4:39 PM Daniel Zeichner / Farming

Daniel Zeichner responds to Environment Secretary’s announcement on Agricultural payments after Brexit

Daniel Zeichner MP, Labour’s Shadow Farming Minister, responding to the announcement by the Environment Secretary on Agricultural payments after Brexit, said:

“If the government mishandles the transition away from existing payment schemes, it risks pushing family farms over the edge.

“And risk is even greater if the Tories push ahead with a series of race-to-the-bottom trade deals that allow cheap food produced to lower standards to be imported into our shops and high street takeaways.

“Where public money is supporting farmers it should rightly promote good environmental practice. But if the government can’t put the new systems in place in time, farmers’ livelihoods won’t survive.”