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UK farming is facing an uncertain future, with the end of EU subsidies due to Brexit, followed by the impact of covid and lockdown.
“The entirely avoidable Brexit crisis has had as much of an impact on UK businesses as the unforeseeable Covid-19 tragedy, and its costs are still rising."
Direct agriculture funds of around £1.8bn per year will be cut by half in 2025 and completely dry up by 2027, under new government plans.
The “blind optimism” shown by UK government ministers in their plans for the future of England’s farms could result in many small and tenant farmers being forced out of business, a parliamentary report has warned.
A new parliamentary report warned the “blind optimism” shown by Tory ministers could force many small and tenant farmers in England out of business - but environment secretary George Eustice insists UK farmers are better off since Brexit.
MPs on the Commons spending watchdog have accused Environment Secretary George Eustice of “blind optimism” to suggest otherwise.
Government scheme to replace EU agricultural payments fuelled by ‘blind optimism’ and still lacking crucial details, say MPs.
As changes wrought by Brexit slash and burn £1.8bn of direct payments to English farmers by 2027, experts warn that government optimism over agriculture in England is dangerously misplaced.
Increased hardship for small farmers as close to a billion pounds wiped off UK’s farming economy in 2020.
The UK has promised a greener and more pleasant land after breaking free of the EU’s farming subsidy programme. But some warn that the new plans could leave small farms at a disadvantage and leave British farmers on uneven and uncertain ground.
Farmers are waking up to the effect Brexit could have on their industry, says PETER HETHERINGTON.
Everything from travel to air quality has been looked at in order to create ‘a growth that gives back’
‘Michael Gove is barking up the wrong tree and knows it,’ says Greenpeace.
British farmers fear they could go out of business following a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, the National Farmers Union has told the BBC.
A no-deal Brexit could cost the farming industry £850m a year in lost profits, new research seen by the BBC suggests.
With three months to go before the UK could leave the European Union (EU), farmers say they still face uncertainty about future subsidy levels. / "We could be wiped out like the coal industry."
UK farmers today told William and Kate that Brexit could be "absolutely dire" for their livelihoods, with one saying voting Leave was like "turkeys voting for Christmas".
FARM subsidies in Northern Ireland could halve by 2030 due to Brexit, an industry expert has warned. / Farmers will have to do more for less funding due to changes envisaged under any scenario short of Remain, a consultant from the Andersons Centre said.
Farmers fear Westminster will impose England-centric replacement for CAP, with knock-on effects for tourism and language. Farming in Snowdonia will be wiped out by Brexit unless the next government matches subsidies under the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) pound for pound, the president of the Farmers’ Union of Wales has said.