Agriculture and land management is key to the environment and the maintenance and improvement of our iconic landscapes. Our policy framework will respect the work of farmers and support environmental goods.
Continued support is important, and so is reform. We need to take the opportunity that being outside the Common Agricultural Policy will give us to use public money to reward environmentally responsible land use.
We have no intention of weakening our current environmental protections. We want to ensure that we are the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it.