And the challenges facing agriculture policy in both the EU and UK are considerable in the coming years. There will be less money around, so spending must be better targeted. This isn't just about promoting increase in food production or environmental quality; in the EU the talk includes promoting a circular economy approach, and encouraging young people to go into farming. More money will need to be found from somewhere to keep farmers in business if farm gate prices stay so low. Our work is starting to suggest at least one way it might happen; we are starting to get results that good management can increase soil quality and carbon, making crop production more resilient to extremes of rain or drought but also reducing the risk of flooding downstream, and capturing carbon from the atmosphere. If we can get those who benefit from these changes to help pay for them, who knows, we might get somewhere.