Agricultural Transition Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:31 pm on 30th November 2020.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 4:31 pm, 30th November 2020

My hon. Friend makes a very important point. We are looking at this matter. We believe that by removing the area-based subsidies, there could be some adjustment in land rents to reduce costs for farmers. Through the changes that we are making in the supply chain, it could also be the case that farmers will have a fairer share of the value for the food that they produce. By investing in technology, we can help farmers to reduce costs so that they become profitable without the need for area-based subsidies.