The debrief: How farmers in England could deliver green gains after Brexit

A first-of-its-kind farming scheme in the UK could offer a new model for farming subsidy payments for improving nature after leaving the EU

Project: Piloting results-based payments for agri-environment schemes in arable and upland grassland

Organisations involved: Local farms, Natural England, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority 

Dry stone walls separate the rolling grass hills which stretch in all directions surrounding a farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Its owner – David Metcalfe – is taking part in a Natural England pilot scheme to help change how subsidies are awarded in the UK after Brexit.   

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