At the 2018 Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State set out four areas where he wants to drive change for farming:
1. Developing a coherent policy on food, integrating the needs of agriculture businesses, other enterprises, consumers, public health and the environment.
2. Giving farmers and land managers time and the tools to adapt to the future, so as to avoid a precipitate cliff edge but also prepare properly for the changes which are coming.
3. Develop a new method of providing financial support for farmers which moves away from ‘subsidies for inefficiency’ to public money for public goods.
4. Ensure that natural capital thinking is built into the government’s approach towards land use and management, so as develop a truly sustainable future for our countryside.
A government consultation is expected.

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Henry Lucas

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Jane Hampson

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Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
Alexandra Robinson
James Walton


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Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Lewis, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
John Slee, Abbey Farm


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