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Level playing field ‘elusive’ for agriculture post-Brexit, says UK farm minister

The UK will not be “chasing the rainbow” of a level playing field when it seeks to develop future farming policy for the post-Brexit era.

That was the message from Defra Farm Minister George Eustice during the latest session of a House of Lords investigation into the implications of the UK’s divorce from Europe on agriculture.

Mr Eustice said the fairytale notion would always prove too “elusive” due to fluctuating exchange rates, and differing labour, infrastructure and land costs across all farm sectors in the EU.

(Source: Press and Journal)

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