The Bill will also legally require any United Kingdom government to report regularly on food security to Parliament.
Vicki Hird, agricultural campaign coordinator at Sustain, a coalition of NGOs, highlighted the new provisions of the bill to improve monitoring of the supply chain. If we allow imports of food from countries with low environmental standards, United Kingdom farming will be unfairly penalised and the Agriculture Bill will remain wishful thinking with our impacts on climate and nature merely offshored. Not only will improving animal health help deliver benefits in terms of welfare, it will also support raising productivity, improved sustainability and resilience of farms - all helping to prepare for changes in trading outside the European Union and strengthening our food security.
This is expected to help allow farmers new to environmental work or hoping to do more than what is now done enough time to understand how new schemes can best work for their farm.
Among reactions to the Bill, trade was high on the agenda, with the industry pressing the Government to commit to safeguarding the quality of United Kingdom produce.
It states how direct payments will be phased out over an agricultural transition period, which is due to start in 2021 and run for seven years.
"We will continue to champion British produce and support farmers to adapt to our new pioneering approach to agriculture through a seven-year transition period in England, ensuring we unleash the potential of our farmers for the future".More news: Transfer: Lampard speaks on two key players leaving Chelsea for new clubs
"Alongside this, the government's commitment to invest in supporting farmers to improve productivity will be critical, given the delivery of sustainable and climate-friendly food systems can not be achieved in the absence of viable and profitable farm businesses", Mrs Batters said.
Defra secretary Theresa Villiers says the Agriculture Bill will "transform" the British farming industry.
"We will move away from the EU's bureaucratic CAP and towards a fairer system which rewards our hard-working farmers for delivering public goods", she said.
Andrew Blenkiron, estate director for the Euston Estate on the Suffolk-Norfolk border and deputy chair of the Suffolk branch of the NFU, said a "real positive" was a commitment that the current farming budget continuing to be available to farmers for every year of this parliament.
"To safeguard food security, farmers must be supported so they can protect and enhance our wildlife, soil and environment".
Crispin Truman, chief executive of the countryside charity, said: "Healthy soil is essential for the supply of healthy food, clean water and also helps us lock up carbon to tackle the climate and nature emergency".More news: Spotify Expands Target Audience To Pets In New PR Stunt
Farmers worry that Britain's exit from the European Union - source of 28% pct of British food and 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) a year in support - might flood the market with cheap products made to lower hygiene, labour and environmental standards.
The "ambitious vision" of the government's new Agriculture Bill has been welcomed by Agri-TechE.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for no mixed messages on animal welfare with the introduction of Agriculture Bill.
"It will be really important for strong commitments to animal health and welfare to be replicated in the devolved administrations as legislation is developed across the United Kingdom and to coordinate throughout the United Kingdom food chain".
"But", she warned, "there is nothing there to indicate that the import of food produced to lower standards than those to which British farmers must adhere will not be permitted".
"But farmers need training, mentoring and advice to help them roll out nature friendly farming across the countryside". There must be no mixed messages.More news: Disney appears to be cracking down on Baby Yoda knockoffs
The BVA president concluded: "Vets play a crucial role in monitoring and enhancing animal health and welfare and food safety in United Kingdom agriculture, from the farm-gate through to trade certification and border checks. But to succeed, the law must be accompanied by firm funding plans beyond this Parliament, regulation to ensure that imports meet high environmental and welfare standards, and simple but strong enforcement requirements for farming rules".