Will some of our crops go unharvested after Brexit?
Whatever political deal is reached, Brexit must deliver this:
Figures from the Department of Agriculture published recently show the average farm income is around £13,500 – this is down 46%.
“Some studies on the future of agricultural policy, such as a recent one by the Centre for Policy Studies, rather downplay the importance of *food security*.
“We agree that we must do all we can to support our vitally important rural areas…
On 14th December 2015, Dr Liam Fox (MP) posed a question to Ms Liz Truss (MP), the current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, “
Your front page article on Thursday entitled ‘Brexit can transform our Countryside’ shows the scant regard that Dame Helen Ghosh (a former Permanent Secretary at DEFRA) has for the Government’s responsibility to secure the necessary food supply for our 64 miliion+ people in the UK.
In July 2016 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering initiated a House of Lords debate on the impact of Brexit on UK farming. The debate raised some very potent points and interesting figures.
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