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The Scottish Government has been slammed for threatening the livelihoods of farmers after Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing demanded Scotland’s ban on growing genetically modified (GM) crops be retained post-Brexit.
As fears grow about the possibility of Scotland losing its TB-free status, the Farmers’ Union of Wales’ (FUW) has warned a failure to get to grips with the disease could leave UK farmers unable to trade with the EU.
Farmers have been pulling out of telecoms agreements because of new laws which removed their right to kick network operators off their land if they did not pay rent or were found to be in breach of contract.
Farming leaders’ battle for cash and power post-Brexit intensified this week after the UK Government was accused of preparing an EU Withdrawal Bill which disrespected ’hard-won devolution settlements’.
The number of vets in the UK will have to ‘increase significantly’ after Brexit to cope with growing demand for food import and export certification, according to the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
The NFU has praised the Government’s post-Brexit trade strategy, saying Defra officials have ‘put a lot of effort’ into ongoing work on the UK’s future membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).