Reform UK underlines that the British farming sector requires restructuring to profit from Brexit, according to their policy document.

Presented by party leader Nigel Farage, the document commits to 'revitalise' agriculture, offering a 'much-needed' boost to farmers and ensuring UK food security.

The proposals include increasing the agricultural budget to £3b and eliminating climate-related farming subsidies.

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These subsidies would be substituted with direct payments, which the document claims would be implemented within the first 100 days of taking power.

A goal to secure 70% British food production has been set to enhance food security, and taxpayer-funded organisations would procure 75% of their food domestically.

‘Reform UK will put British agriculture back on its feet,’ the document states, ‘British farming needs reform to take advantage of Brexit.’

Another commitment aims to safeguard productive land exclusively for agricultural use, avoiding its use for ‘solar farms or rewilding.’

The party also plans to prevent Natural England from ‘taking action that damages farmers’ and to empower the Competitions and Markets Authority to ensure fair pricing.

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During a speech in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, on Monday (17 June), Mr. Farage highlighted a ‘breakdown of trust’ in politics.

He expressed his hope that Reform would ‘establish a bridgehead in parliament’ to ‘become a real opposition’ to a Labour government.

Mr. Farage also stated: “We are not pretending that we are going to win this general election, we are a very, very new political party.”

This follows the release of general election manifestos by the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour last week.

Commenting on the parties' pre-election pledges, the NFU acknowledged there were 'plenty of positives,' but emphasised the agricultural budget as the 'single most vital element.'