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OFC17: Leadsom under fire for failing to guarantee same level of farming support beyond 2020

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Defra's Secretary Andrea Leadsom has reassured farmers that they will continue to receive Government support after Britain leaves the EU.

But Leadsom, who took up the role in July after backing Brexit in the referendum, came under fire from the SNP’s Calum Kerr for failing to guarantee the level of support beyond 2020.

He pointed out that she had previously argued against farm support.

The Government has assured farmers that they will receive the same level of financial support until 2020, but has made no commitment on the level of funding after this point.

However, speaking at the annual Oxford Farming Conference, Andrea Leadsom said support would continue.