Brexit and the future of farming

The National Trust is seeking to shape the future of farming after we leave the European Union. Here we take a deeper dive into the issues and some of the projects the Trust is currently working on.

Wild flowers in the grassland at Swan Barn Farm, Surrey

Hilltop farms need public support to turn a profit 

Farms without public support on average make losses of more than £20,362 a year, according to a report on the profitability of hilltop farms, funded by RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts.

Farming for nature at Hill Top Farm, Yorkshire

Call for Government to support nature friendly farming policies post-Brexit 

A group of more than 100 farmers with a new vision for the future of British agriculture is launching the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) at the Real Farming Conference in Oxford.

Pentire Farm

Greatest opportunity in a generation for our countryside to thrive 

Our countryside has its greatest opportunity in a generation to thrive if the Government delivers on its promises to reward nature-friendly farming, says Helen Ghosh.

A combine empties its load of spelt at Wimpole Home Farm

44,000 views on the future of farming 

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform how this country's land is managed to better support a thriving countryside for everyone.

Gatekeeper butterfly on a leaf

Trialling how potential new farming policy can help nature 

We're working with our farmers to find sustainable solutions for bringing nature back on our land.

Trees reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in May

A positive future for green farming 

Find out about how we're developing a new model for supporting green land management.

Llyn Serw with yellow lilies on the Migneint, Snowdonia

Working towards a cleaner, healthier catchment  

Find out how are we working towards creating bigger, better more joined up habitats in the Upper Conwy, that benefit people and wildlife.

Farming for nature at Hill Top Farm, Yorkshire

Nature needs more investment 

We’ve released a new report with RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts that shows how the UK can meet its ambitions to heal and restore our natural environment.

Picture of a tractor on an asparagus farm at Formby, Liverpool

Securing the future for farming and the environment 

Can a sustainable future for farming be secured without conserving the environment after Brexit?

Row of lime trees at The Argory

A 25-year plan for nature 

We welcome the government's plan to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment over the next 25 years.

Greylag geese on Orford Ness

Our plan to restore nature at our places 

Find out more about our ambitious plans to restore nature at our places, creating 25,000 hectares of new wildlife habitats by 2025.

A chicory margin at Courthill Farm in West Sussex

The future of our countryside 

We’re calling for major reforms to farming subsidies post-Brexit to stop the damage to the countryside and restore a healthy and beautiful natural environment

Sutton Hoo landscape and blue sky

Greener UK - playing our part for the environment 

We’re part of a coalition of organisations urging the Government to protect and enhance the natural environment during upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Friendly cattle grazing coastal fields, Cape Cornwall

Seven of our most nature-friendly farms 

All over the country our wildlife is in trouble. But here are seven of our farms where our tenant farmers are working to bring nature back

Gathering the Welsh Mountain sheep on Watkin Path on the Hafod Y Llan farm, Snowdonia, Wales

National Trust outlines ambitions to build a bright future for hill farming 

The National Trust today pledged to work in close partnership with farmers to build a ‘bright’ post-Brexit future in which upland hill farming can thrive, nature can be revived, and cultural heritage is protected in some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.