How our ideas for future farming policy have developed

In 2016 we outlined our initial asks of a new Government farming policy. Since then we've worked with others to develop those asks, backed up by our own experience, research and test and trial projects.

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

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.

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?

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.

Calf grazing outdoors

Making public goods pay 

Our research with the RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts shows that nearly £3 billion is needed to support nature friendly farming.

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.