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