farming industry in England
We think including this measure is very positive for the environment”
National Farmers Union
The RSPB's Martin Harper said: "The government has squandered this opportunity and is handing out ￡11bn to the farming industry in England and expecting very, very little in return."
Stephen Trotter, of The Wildlife Trusts, condemned the decision to allow grants to peas and beans: "Nitrogen-fixing crops improve the soil but don't help wildlife at all," he said. "This is bizarre. It gets more outrageous every minute I think about it. It seems that farmers just want public funds with no strings attached."
Andrew Clark of the National Farmers Union (NFU) told BBC News it was vital for the government to apply wildlife protection rules at the same levels as continental neighbours.
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