Brexit is opportunity to deliver more profitable farming industry, says CLA

06 November 2017

In its latest publication setting out a vision for post-Brexit Food Farming and Environmental Policy, the CLA has called for a dedicated strategy that targets investment at supporting farmers to be more resilient, productive and profitable.  

CLA Deputy President Tim Breitmeyer said: “Brexit is a major opportunity for agriculture. There are many important decisions to get right with regard to trade and transition, but there is significant cause for optimism.

“Success can be delivered through new policy that targets a range of measures and a clear investment strategy focused on improving the profitability and productivity of the farming industry should be part of this drive.  The Government and the industry must come together to develop this and our report provides a clear overview of where the priorities lie. 

“Delivering profitable farming is one of three strands that make up the CLA’s vision for a post-Brexit Food, Farming and Environmental Policy. At its core is our strong belief that a profitable, resilient farming sector is the foundation of a thriving rural economy and the means to deliver for nature and the environment.”

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