DEFRA is hiring 1,400 "business policy" folk to work out how the department will untangle itself from Europe after Brexit, reports The Register.
The National Farmers' Union has welcomed the idea of a temporary customs union with Europe after Brexit.
Brexit secretary David Davis has dropped a major hint about how the UK intends to negotiate a transitional deal with the EU which would avoid the damage predicted from a “cliff edge” exit for agriculture and other sectors.
European Union farm commissioner Phil Hogan says UK membership of the customs union would make a "significant contribution" to any future trade deal with the EU.
The government must act now if livestock farmers are to benefit from new markets post-Brexit, say industry leaders.
Australia's red meat sector believes Brexit creates an "unprecedented opportunity" to lift exports to Britain.
Leaving the European Union could be a mixed blessing for the UK potato sector, says an industry analyst.
Defra minister George Eustice says Brexit is unlikely to have a significant impact on the UK's food security.
Fourteen farming organisations have issued a joint statement calling on the UK government to provide short-term certainty for the industry as Brexit nears.
Britain must increase home-grown food production and build stronger supply chains to face Brexit uncertainties, the National Farmers Union has warned.
Scotland’s rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has asked the UK government to confirm that opt-out provisions on the cultivation of GM crops will continue following Brexit.
Theresa May has been warned to avoid being labelled a “milk snatcher” by providing a cast-iron guarantee that the UK will replace an EU milk subsidies scheme for school children.
More than eight out of 10 people think the government should spend money on the countryside post-Brexit – with food production the top priority.
The National Trust has weighed into the campaign to keep subsidies for Britain's farmers at existing levels.
Britain should abandon tariffs on American and Argentinian meat products after Brexit to bring consumer food prices down, according to a leading rightwing thinktank.
Donald Trump has confirmed he expects a "major trade deal" with the UK after Brexit will include a reciprocal deal in agriculture.
The most important Brexit question is not whether farm support payments will be made – it's why, says Alastair Morrison of law firm Burges Salmon.
Most farmers voted leave. Now many are beginning to dread Brexit, says Polly Toynbee.