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The gap between agricultural policy could grow on either side of the Scottish border post-2024, as England moved towards environmental payments while Scotland was set to retain the ‘known quantity’ of the Basic Payment Scheme.
A Financial Times Global Food Systems Summit heard how changes to agricultural policy will disrupt the status quo and an MP admitted she was wrong to call for a meat tax to curb red meat consumption. Abi Kay reports.
Uncertainty around Russian and US wheat prospects for harvest 2021 has driven UK and global wheat prices higher as speculative investors turn their attention to agricultural commodities and China makes big purchases.
Hopes of getting the Government to reconsider its opposition to a low-standard import ban have been given a boost after the Future British Standards Coalition (FBSC) heard evidence that such controls would be compliant with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.
Potato seed and ware exports from the UK could be interrupted in a Brexit no deal scenario and there are signs that seed potato growers are looking to export potatoes before the transition period ends on December 31.