Knight Frank launches the Rural Report

Knight Frank has released its flagship rural research publication, The Rural Report 2018. The full report is attached – please click on the below page links to review the individual key chapters.

Introduced by Ross Murray, Chairman of Rural Asset Management at Knight Frank and former President of the CLA, this year’s Rural Report includes:

  • An exclusive and in-depth interview with Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove
  • An update from Knight Frank’s Head of Rural Research, Andrew Shirley, on the implications of Brexit for rural landowners
  • The latest Knight Frank Farmland Index, which tracks the performance of the UK farmland market
  • The results of the Knight Frank Rural Sentiment Survey – discover what rural landowners and businesses think about Brexit and the future of agriculture

Ross Murray, Chairman of Rural Asset Management, Knight Frank, says: “As our exit from the EU next year draws ever closer, ambiguity around future trading relationships is continuing to affect certainty, confidence and investment – three key factors craved by the agricultural industry. However, with careful planning, good advice and a long-term view, we believe there are still many valuable opportunities to be found in the years ahead.

“This issue of The Rural Report looks towards the future. As well as anticipating future public policy that all forward-thinking landowners should be alert to, the report explores current farmland trends in the UK and across the rest of the world and presents opinions on today’s agricultural industry from some of the sector’s brightest and perhaps most controversial minds.’”

 

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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.