Members of the NFU’s Brexit team and AHDB’s economic experts will be on hand in the North West to update members on latest Brexit developments. Over the past 12 months, NFU has presented its vision on the four priority areas of the Brexit negotiations as we see them affecting farming; international trade, labour, regulation and a domestic agriculture policy.
Gail Soutar, NFU’s Chief Adviser for EU Withdrawal will present the organisation’s latest thinking on the development of a Domestic Agricultural Policy aimed at helping farmers to mitigate volatility, enhance productivity and to deliver environmental benefits once we leave the auspices of the CAP. The meetings will also cover what transitional arrangements will be needed to minimise disruption to the industry during the withdrawal process. The Government is expected to publish a consultation on a draft Agriculture Bill by the end of the year and members will have an opportunity to shape the NFU’s contribution by taking part in the meetings and giving feedback. Working with MPs in the months and years ahead will be crucial to delivering for farmers and this is your opportunity to hear first-hand how you can help engage them locally.
In partnership, AHDB economic experts will also attend to present its latest impact assessment analysis on potential Brexit scenarios and importantly identify, amid the political uncertainty, what actions farmers can take in advance of Brexit to better prepare farm businesses for the changes that inevitably lie ahead.
The meetings will take place
Tuesday 31 October at 7.30pm: Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, CA11 8RP
Wednesday 1 November at 7.30pm: Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club, Garstang Road, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1YE
For more information or to register your attendance, please call 01695 554900 or email ZGlhbmUuc3dpZnRAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==