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The Chancellor has today confirmed nearly £3 billion of funding for 2020 to support farmers once the UK leaves the EU.
This cash injection will maintain the level of funding for Direct Payments at the same rate as last year.
"When we leave the EU and are freed from the Common Agricultural Policy, we will be able to support our vital rural communities - who are a cornerstone of life in the UK - with a fairer and less bureaucratic system. Farmers can enter the New Year with confidence that they have our backing and will be able to thrive after Brexit."
But most farmers say that one year of guaranteed support is not enough
"I think if you're in farming at the moment nobody makes investment decisions off one year of money being available. you need to be making 5, 10, 15 or even 25 year decisions if you need to buy land or invest in machinery or buildings. These are long term investments so one year of certainty really doesn't cut the mustard"