Policy

Farm leaders up in arms over devolved powers post-Brexit

Scottish ministers have accused Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom of failing to come up with answers on important areas of agricultural policy after Brexit.

Farm ministers from the UK’s devolved nations held talks in Edinburgh on Thursday (23 February) to discuss how agricultural policy might be shaped after the UK leaves the European Union.

Scottish rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing told Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom it was crucial all areas of current EU powers within devolved administrations were passed to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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