Another reason to leave EU Brexit would allow UK to spend £2bn on farming and environment


Mr Eustice sought to reassure farmers at the National Farmers" Union annual conference that "without a shadow of doubt" they would continue to receive the subsidies for farming and environmental measures from an independent UK as they are currently paid through the EU"s agriculture policy.

The EU referendum has split the Environment Department (Defra), with Environment Secretary Liz Truss backing the campaign to remain, but her junior minister for food, farming and the marine environment declaring support for leaving the bloc.

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