Farm Business focuses on deeply uncertain times

The latest edition of Farm Business focuses on the deeply uncertain time for the farming industry. We look at the growing threat of a no deal and what it could mean for the food and farming sector. It does not make happy reading, with warnings of effective embargoes on exports, border delays, debilitating tariffs and a raised biosecurity threat.

The industry stands on a cliff edge, an expert in global trade observed last week.

Yet at the same time, others, including International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, remain optimistic about the global trading opportunities that could open up for the UK after we leave the EU. But that brings potential import threats, Alistair Driver take an in-depth look at the Government’s position on import standards in the context of a future US-UK trade deal.

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Meanwhile, life carries on for thousands of businesses up and down the country and AHDB presents its latest Horizon report setting out what sets the top 25% of businesses apart from the rest.

Also the shortlist for the prestigious Food and Farming Industry Awards is announced, recognising those who have demonstrated the passion, drive, innovation and excellence that makes this industry great – come rain or shine or whatever the climate, political and meteorological, throws at them.

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About The Author

John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.