Farmers Guradian
Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

CropTec

CropTec

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Different UK ag policies risk ‘creating bigger problems than Brexit’

Creating four very different agriculture policies within the UK risks bringing about bigger problems than leaving the EU, a group representing auctioneers has warned.


Abi   Kay

TwitterFacebook
Abi   Kay
TwitterFacebook
Share This

Different UK ag policies risk ‘creating bigger problems than Brexit’

Chris Dodds, executive secretary at the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association, made the remarks in an exclusive article for Farmers Guardian’s Brexit hub.

 

Mr Dodds said: “Making sure the devolved powers given to all four countries within the UK does not create greater problems than those we face with leaving the EU must be a priority.

 

“The livestock trade and the movement of animals within Great Britain do not recognise Hadrian’s Wall or Offa’s Dyke as borders and we must make sure devolved policies do not create such barriers, hampering or at worst preventing some animals from moving within the various supply chains we all greatly value and recognise as normal business.


Read More

Agriculture Bill offers farmers ‘golden parachute’ worth thousands Agriculture Bill offers farmers ‘golden parachute’ worth thousands
Farm leaders slam failure to put food at heart of Agriculture Bill Farm leaders slam failure to put food at heart of Agriculture Bill
From the editor: Agriculture Bill shows that change is marathon, not a sprint From the editor: Agriculture Bill shows that change is marathon, not a sprint
No-deal Brexit could kill export opportunities for British farmers No-deal Brexit could kill export opportunities for British farmers
Prime cattle demand supports rising prices Prime cattle demand supports rising prices

“It would be very easy for any new devolved policies to inadvertently create a two-tier marketplace, especially if those making the decisions do not fully understand and appreciate the complexity of our industry.”

 

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has issued similar warnings in the past, suggesting divergent policies across the UK have the potential to create market distortions and unfair competition between farmers.

 

Brexit Hub

 

For the latest Brexit analysis from farmers and industry leaders visit FGInsight.com/brexit

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS