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Farmers need positive strategy post-Brexit


Tim Bamford

THE Country, Land and Business Association has called for a dedicated strategy for post-Brexit food farming and environmental policy.

It wants to see investment targeted at supporting farmers to be more resilient, productive and profitable.

CLA South East regional surveyor Tim Bamford said: “Brexit is a major opportunity for agriculture.

“There are many important decisions to get right with regard to trade and transition, but there is significant cause for optimism.

“Success can be delivered through new policy that targets a range of measures and a clear investment strategy focused on improving the profitability and productivity of the farming industry should be part of this drive.

“The Government and the industry must come together to develop this and our report provides a clear overview of where the priorities lie.

“Delivering profitable farming is one of three strands that make up the CLA’s vision for a post-Brexit Food, Farming and Environmental Policy.

“At its core is our strong belief that a profitable, resilient farming sector is the foundation of a thriving rural economy and the means to deliver for nature and the environment.”

The CLA supports landowners by advising them on how best to protect and maximise their asset: the land.

It has more than 30,000 members.

Source: The Argus