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Farmers in England to be paid for looking after soil health from next year

<p>Environmental groups say scheme falls far short of farming reforms promised after Brexit</p><p>Farmers will be paid for looking after England’s soils for the first time from next year, when the first stage of the government’s new support payments begins.</p><p>Environmental groups criticised the measures as puny and accused ministers of failing in their promises to use the UK’s departure from the EU to strengthen environmental protections and reduce the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/28/can-we-ditch-intensive-farming-and-still-feed-the-world">damaging impacts of farming</a>.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/02/farmers-in-england-to-be-paid-for-looking-after-soil-health-from-next-year">Continue reading...</a>

Environmental groups say scheme falls far short of farming reforms promised after Brexit

Farmers will be paid for looking after England’s soils for the first time from next year, when the first stage of the government’s new support payments begins.

Environmental groups criticised the measures as puny and accused ministers of failing in their promises to use the UK’s departure from the EU to strengthen environmental protections and reduce the damaging impacts of farming.

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