Letter to the PM to secure public access as a public good

A group of leading environment, access and animal welfare organisation joined forces this week in a letter to the Prime Minister, outlining support for a public goods approach to future farm payments.

A path heading straight up through a rolling field, clouds in the sky

The Ramblers joined up with 55 organisations – including National Trust, RSPB and the Campaign for National Parks – to sign an open letter that was sent to the Prime Minister ahead of the publication of the Agriculture Bill this autumn. 

The letter welcomed the Government’s commitment to develop new farming policies that provide public funds for farmers in return for public goods, such as public access, biodiversity and animal welfare, to create a farming sector fit for the future:

“The chance to reform agriculture policy, and to secure all the benefits this would provide, is a once in a generation opportunity. We welcome the leadership you have shown so far on this issue, and look forward to working with you as the Agriculture Bill delivers on these commitments.”

Read the full text of the letter

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