Media releases around the EU Referendum and Brexit.
The Prime Minister has today set out three key positions on UK Brexit policy.
The CLA is one of 63 signatories to the letter setting out the importance of retaining best possible access to the single market and retaining access to the labour it needs.
CLA Cymru is calling on Welsh Government and Welsh MPs to ensure that the distinct needs and opportunities for farming and the rural economy in Wales are not forgotten in the development of a UK-specific policy to succeed the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
CLA President Ross Murray has welcomed Government's commitment to promoting British exports through the UK Food and Drink International Action Plan 2016-2020.
The Cotswolds and the Gower Peninsula in Wales could be at risk if the Government does not produce a world-leading policy for food, faming and the environment post-Brexit.
Government should avoid chaos and disruption by balancing the need for regulatory continuity with the opportunity to change specific EU regulations which work poorly for UK rural businesses, consumers and the countryside, says the CLA
The CLA is asking more than 200 MPs in rural areas to take action to help secure a strong future for the rural economy and the environment by supporting the CLA New Opportunities campaign.
CLA President Ross Murray has responded to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)’s report published today on the future of farming outside the EU.
New data showing a sharp decline in the planting of new productive British woodland highlights why the UK must grasp the opportunity created by Brexit for a better policy on woodland creation and management.
Treasury ministers have pledged that payments to farmers currently provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will continue “with the current level of funding” until the end of 2020.
CLA President Ross Murray comments in response to the National Trust’s vision for the countryside post-Brexit.
An early commitment is needed from the Home Secretary to establish post-Brexit sector schemes that will enable farms and other rural businesses to keep employing workers from the EU and beyond as well as UK workers, says the CLA.
Failure to secure strong trade opportunities for agricultural products will put UK food security and the environment at risk, the CLA is warning after agriculture was ignored in yesterday’s Department for International Trade Ministerial portfolio announcement.
Government and farmers together have a unique opportunity to establish a new, world-leading UK Food, Farming and Environmental policy and create better outcomes than the EU Common Agricultural Policy for our agriculture sector, the rural economy and the environment.
CLA President Ross Murray has signalled his confidence in the ability of farmers and other rural businesses to create opportunities in the future outside the European Union following the dramatic outcome of the referendum.
CLA analysis has shown that people in rural areas voted to leave the EU in greater numbers than the national average.
Farming Minister George Eustice has declared his support for the case for the UK to leave the EU.
In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning CLA President Ross Murray called on Government to dispel confusion and uncertainty by setting out the Government’s Plan B for farming in case of a Brexit scenario.
The CLA has warned of risks to rural jobs and to investment in the rural economy if Ministers fail to plan for Brexit.
A House of Lords report which sets out a new vision for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) clearly demonstrates why Government must commit to maintaining direct land management payments to farmers whatever the outcome of the EU Referendum, according to the CLA.
The CLA is calling on the Leave and Remain campaigns to ensure the concerns of farmers and the wider rural economy are not ignored as the campaign begins in earnest.
CLA members met with Members of the European Parliament in Brussels this week to discuss the impacts of the EU referendum on rural businesses in the UK