Share this article

Future Farming & Countryside Programme

countryside, rural, tree

The National Audit Office has just published a Report which is bound to be of interest to our Sandstone Ridge Farmers.

The Report examines DEFRA's approach to developing the Future Farming and Countryside Programme, following the departure of the UK from the EU.


While the UK remains a member of the EU, it takes part in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the agricultural subsidies and rural development programmes agreed between the European Commission and member states of the EU.

Following exit from the EU, the UK will no longer be part of CAP and the government is designing and implementing a new domestic agricultural policy and regulatory arrangements. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is developing the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (the Programme) to carry out the government's proposals in England.

To read the full Report CLICK HERE.

If you would like to join our Farmer Network — then please contact Nicola Hall — email — or give her a ring on 07794 082860