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ECJ ruling on new breeding techniques ‘will hold back innovation’

MEPs demand clarity on the move, which has also been criticized by industry and investors, as UK secretary of state Michael Gove identifies gene editing as key for future farming.

Brexit uncertainty hitting agriculture ahead of UK Parliament vote

Farmland prices in the country have tumbled 15% since their 2015 peak and ag investment has declined amid an unsettled future for the sector, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

Irish farmers fret over post-Brexit subsidy cliff edge

TJ Flanagan, chief executive of the country's Co-operative Organisation Society, says a hole in the EU budget is only one of many impacts Brexit will have on the sector. He details several potential remedies in an interview with Agri Investor.

UK farming: A new market for public goods?

In the wake of sweeping proposed changes to the country’s subsidy system, Vicki Hird, policy expert at Sustain, suggests new kinds of investors could help strengthen UK agriculture post Brexit.

Barclays tops up UK farm loan vehicle with £100m

The bank is adding another £100m to the vehicle it launched last July to support farmers operating in a volatile market by enabling them to invest in their businesses.

Fund managers braced for unfavorable Brexit deal

The UK negotiating team lacks the necessary understanding of the industry to broker a workable deal for asset managers, according to global sponsors.

UK farmers increasingly worried about Brexit

Despite having widely supported leaving the EU, British farmers are showing a loss of confidence in the sector’s future post-Brexit, an NFU survey finds.

NFU urges clear-cut post-Brexit agri policy

The National Farmers Union is using a new report outlining the economic value of British agriculture to urge lawmakers that a well-defined post-Brexit agri policy is needed.

UK’s Leadsom fuels debate with plans to scrap three-crop rule

Britain’s environment secretary has promised to abolish what she referred to as the “ridiculous, bureaucratic three-crop rule,” amplifying a debate with environmentalists.

UK drawing up post-Brexit GMO regulations

The UK could regulate the use of GM crops on a commercial basis after leaving the EU.
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