The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its report on the key elements of the Agriculture Bill. 

In the report they criticise the process of the Bill which meant they were unable to scrutinise all aspects of the Bill in detail.

The report examines the Government's intention for the Bill, namely to allow government policy to evolve in response to changing environmental priorities and changing social and economic circumstances, and enable government to respond to the, as yet unknown, outcomes of EU withdrawal negotiations; leaving the common agricultural policy; future trade deals; and fairness in the supply chain and fair dealing obligations for first purchasers.