Farmers have given a warm reception to the government’s Food 2030 blueprint.

Dairy UK, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) and the Fresh Produce Consortium all welcomed the strategy document, which aims to help farmers produce more food using sustainable methods.

“For the first time we have a government document that recognises that ‘supporting productive farming’ is the prime object of the Common Agricultural Policy,” said NFU president Peter Kendall.

Dairy UK said it was already working towards the government’s vision with its milk Road Map and the RABDF said reduced red tape, improved supply chain relationships and unambiguous country of origin labelling on dairy products were all desirable goals.