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Head of rural research Andrew Shirley says some businesses are looking ahead to post-Brexit subsidy reforms, but the market remains 'unpredictable and highly polarized.'
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.
A large majority of producers already have trouble hiring seasonal workers and expect price hikes to kick in soon, according to a report by the sector’s industry body.
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.
A ‘counter-intuitive’ lack of supply is helping to balance out uncertainty caused by Brexit, a mitigating factor more prevalent in Scotland than England.
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.
Environmentalists have welcomed plans to make farmers' support contingent on green actions, but lost revenue may have unintended consequences.
Agriculture will undergo drastic transformation once Britain leaves the EU, and investors will experience some highs and lows along the way.
Start-ups from the US and Asia have already expressed interest in the project, which is set to welcome its first occupant by 2022, SmithsonHill managing director Emma Fletcher told Agri Investor.
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