Brexit could mean wreck-it for farming.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU will have profound and potentially damaging effects on the farming industry…
“Every paper coming out of government for the past two decades has looked forward to an end to the kind of farm subsidies we have seen in the EU…”
“Land will continue to be farmed,” he said. “Without subsidies land will be farmed by a smaller number of bigger businesses, and farmers will look to use the latest technology and science to stay competitive…”
Mr Rickard is a former chief economist for the National Farmers Union and also director of the MBA programme at Cranfield University. Since 2011, he has been an independent economic analyst and is a government adviser and a regular broadcaster.
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