Further information here:
CPRE National Office thoughts on Post Brexit farming policy here: http://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/farming-and-food/farming/agriculture-consultation-2018
See also CPRE Shropshire's Rural Shropshire/Farming conference here which was convened in March 2017 to discuss the future of the Shropshire landscape (and the farming that shapes it) post Brexit.
New Model Farming: Resilience Through Diversity - a report published by CPRE (National Office) on 17th August 2016 (Food & Farming Foresight – Paper 1) - download a copy here.
We strongly support the countryside stewardship role played by our farmers. Farmers are crucial in maintaining and protecting the beauty and diversity of our countryside. Their opinions matter.
Without farmers to maintain our countryside, familiar and much-loved features such as hedgerows, drystone walls, pastures, meadows, woods and traditional barns that contribute to the unique character of the English countryside, could disappear. Livestock farming is particularly important to the countryside, maintaining landscape character and wildlife habitats.
CPRE's Vision for the Future of Farming
In its Vision for the Future of Farming, CPRE has outlined the changes to farming practice and agricultural policy that it would like to see by 2026. They include a price premium for farmers who adopt environmental sustainability standards, fairer milk prices for dairy farmers and farms producing renewable energy through sensitively designed and located small-scale schemes.
Topping potatoes near Rhos Fiddle, Clun Forest (c) Sarah Jameson
Dairy cattle on the Sansaw Estate, North Shropshire (c) Sansaw Estate