- England's post-Brexit farm payments sound promising but leave upland farmers feeling uncertain and undervalued.
- New government funding regime is 35% lower than pre-Brexit and offers payment rates far below EU standards.
- Farmers fear increased livestock production as funding fails to match pre-Brexit levels.
- Government pledges £2.4bn of annual funding but campaigners say it is far from enough.
- Upland farmers struggle to decide if they should commit to the environmental payments scheme.
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Upland farmers lose hope for Brexit dividend
Upland farmers in the UK are feeling uncertain and undervalued as post-Brexit farm payments fail to match pre-Brexit levels. Government funding is 35% lower than pre-Brexit and offers payment rates far below EU standards.