LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham and Brexit Minister Mike Russell have slammed the UK Government for offering Scotland just 2.5 per cent of the money it has allocated for Brexit preparations.
A hard Brexit would lead to a reduction in UK imports of poultry, beef and dairy from the Netherlands while resulting in a slight increase in the flow of Dutch pork and tomatoes onto the British market.
The Scottish Government has called on Westminster not to retain any powers without the consent of the devolved regions after a raft of farming policy areas were listed by Ministers as potentially needing UK-wide rules.
Defra’s civil service chief has sought to downplay concerns about the department’s ability to set up a raft of IT systems after Brexit by suggesting they are ‘less complex’ than the one used to deliver CAP payments.
While 2017/18 has seen a record global wheat crop of 758.2 million tonnes, increasing reliance on wheat yield rather than area and potential lack of availability of stocks could bring tighter supplies.