Progressive Farming and Maintaining High Quality Standards: Ensuring high quality animal welfare standards, high quality values in food safety and exploring new global markets & the risk of competitive disadvantages.
Sustainable Farming: Ensuring that the UKs natural wildlife are protected, exploring the Government's policies to improve soil health, reduce the risk of flooding and diffuse pollution, and assessing the value of Natural Capital.
Assessing the profitability and competitiveness of UK Agricultural Products: identifying new funding models, preparing for potential new tariff and non-tariff barriers that might reduce competitiveness and how to ensure that agricultural practices are responding to consumer needs
Tony Juniper, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK
David Kennedy , Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity, DEFRA
"The introduction of the Agriculture Bill is an historic moment as we leave the EU"
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom
OUR CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
(Chair) Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE, House of Lords
(Key-note) Tony Juniper CBE , Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK
(Key-note) Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
(Key-note) David Kennedy , Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity, DEFRA
Belinda Gordon , Strategy Director, Green Alliance
Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, CLA
Professor Allan Buckwell, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Phil Bicknell, Market Intelligence Director, AHDB
Liz Bowles, Head of Farming, Soil Association
Sarah Bryan, CEO, Exmoor National Park Authority
Robin Milton,Chair, Exmoor National Park Authority, Deputy Chair Upland Alliance, Devon, LNP board member
Dr Alastair Leake, Director of the Allerton Project, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Andy Richardson Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac & Chair, UK Dairy Productivity Collaboration
Westminster Insight's conference on the Future of Farming and Agriculture post-Brexit will unpack the UK Government's ground-breaking new Agriculture Bill. The legislation aims to be the basis for a more progressive, profitable and sustainable environment for British farmers, as we move on from the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)
The new bill sets out a framework for farmers and land managers , such as how farmers will be paid for providing "public goods", such as better air quality, higher animal standards and measures to reduce flooding. This will be a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear from senior officials from organisations such as the NFU, WWF and the CLA, hold the government to account, as well as the opportunity to network with others.