Analysis: What UK farm unions want from Brexit

UK farm unions want to see a raft of measures to counter market volatility, unless the government secures a post-Brexit trade that is good for agriculture.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) of England and Wales said post-Brexit farm policy should be based on measures to mitigate volatility, boost productivity and protect the environment.

NFU Scotland said Scottish farmers and crofters should be supported post-Brexit by continued free trade with the EU and international trade deals.

The Farmers Union of Wales says policies for agriculture must recognise the particular importance of family farms to the Welsh economy.

And the Unlster Farmers’ Union warned that a deal which threatens cross-border trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be a threat to agriculture in both countries.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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