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.
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Britain’s environment secretary has promised to abolish what she referred to as the “ridiculous, bureaucratic three-crop rule,” amplifying a debate with environmentalists.
The UK could regulate the use of GM crops on a commercial basis after leaving the EU.
Estate agents Knight Frank said it was unclear how much impact Brexit will have on values, but said stamp duty could have a substantial effect.
UK property agency Strutt & Parker says that overall, prices are continuing the slow decline that began last year, but investor interest should bolster values from 2018.
Four months on from the Brexit vote, the Conservative party conference provides some clues for what will happen next.
The largest farmland REIT in the US will grow to about $2bn within three years, after which it will expand into Australia and Canada, according to its chief executive.
The Paine & Partners investment in UK dairy Meadow Foods appears to be the first from a US private equity firm since Britain’s Brexit vote.
The $14.2bn fund is investing in a pellet-producer with a guaranteed supply chain from Weyerhauser to sell to power plants in the UK.
The bank hopes the credit extension will help growers improve efficiency and offset volatility, but made no reference to Brexit.