Making the most of the opportunities after Brexit

The results of the 2017 general election and the 2019 European elections show that people want Brexit to be delivered quickly. I'm keen that we get on with that, hopefully with a deal, and can then move on to make the most of the opportunities that we'll have afterwards, particularly when it comes to farming. Once we're outside the Common Agricultural Policy, I hope we will reward farmers for public goods like flood prevention, hedgerow management and biodiversity, rather than food production. I was surprised to learn that under the CAP we haven't been able to combine forestry and farming in a coherent land management strategy - this too can change.