Reacting to the Prime Minister’s comments at the Royal Welsh Show today, the National Trust’s Outdoors and Natural Resources Director Patrick Begg said:
“The Prime Minister’s comments today are very welcome. Sustainable and profitable farming is underpinned by a healthy natural environment, which in turn is dependent upon a farming system that is sensitive to its needs. The National Trust believes they are inextricably linked.
We now want to see the Prime Minister commit to putting enough money in the pot for nature friendly farming, not just for the next 4 years, but for the next ten or twenty years. Farmers and land managers need that level of certainty so they can plan ahead.
With the right support farmers can continue to innovate, becoming more profitable, sustainable and nature-friendly. A better future for the countryside, including our farmers, communities and a healthy and beautiful natural environment, is within our grasp.”