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Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?

On Sep 22, 2020
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It is vital that Government stick to the principle of supporting farmers to produce benefits for the public alongside food. But locking up carbon in soils IS a public benefit and should be central to the approach. https://t.co/SaeKzRgEZq
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UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.

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It is vital that Government stick to the principle of supporting farmers to produce benefits for the public alongside food. But locking up carbon in soils IS a public benefit and should be central to the approach. https://t.co/SaeKzRgEZq
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Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?

Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?

UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.

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Brexit: Farmers could be paid to protect the environment

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