While we gaze thoughtfully in to the future anticipating the opportunities and pitfalls that Brexit might throw our way it would appear that those in government, and more particularly in Defra, are not doing the same. No surprise there I hear you say? George Eustice confirmed just weeks ago that the government has not commissioned any research in the past six months to inform agricultural policy once the UK leaves the EU. Rather than speculating on the farming industry’s prospects post Brexit I would prefer to focus, for the time being at least, on those that await you in 2017. After all, to ensure that a business is best placed to prosper in a world devoid of the Common Agricultural Policy, that business needs to keep at least one eye on the detail of the here and now.
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