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NFU and AHDB team up for Brexit Roadshows

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Farmers can now book onto one of 17 nationwide Brexit Roadshow events being hosted over the next two months by the NFU’s Brexit team and AHDB’s economic experts.

The roadshows will bring members up to speed on the latest Brexit policy developments, looking at the AHDB’s Brexit Scenarios report released at its Grain Outlook Conference. Members can book on by contacting their local regional office

NFU chief EU exit and international trade adviser Gail Soutar said: “Brexit is a top priority for the NFU and has the potential to bring a lot of change for our members’ businesses. 

“We are engaged in every aspect of the negotiations affecting farming and it’s vital we continue developing our policy alongside our members. The NFU will ensure that when we’re making the case for farming to Government, the sector’s strategic importance and the need for farm businesses to remain productive, profitable and progressive is central. 

“During the meetings the NFU Brexit team will present the organisation’s latest thinking on the development of a domestic agriculture policy aimed at helping farmers to mitigate volatility, enhance productivity and to deliver environmental benefits post-CAP.

“During the meetings we’ll also cover transitional arrangements required to ensure continuity and certainty for farmers when we leave the EU as well as giving members an update on the NFU’s trade, regulation and labour policy priorities.”

AHDB senior analyst Sarah Baker said: “The roadshows are a call to action for farmers to get fit for the future. The top 25 per cent of performers in all sectors, regardless of size, will remain viable in all our post-Brexit scenarios, which sketch out the extremes.

“We will be continuing with this analysis as more information becomes available to ensure our levy payers are kept fully informed and are best positioned for the change ahead.

“In the meantime, the analysis shows that ‘wait and see’ is a high-risk strategy and that there is plenty that farm businesses can do now to mitigate the effects of Brexit. These roadshows are one of the ways AHDB is helping farmers and growers improve their performance and inspiring them to succeed in a rapidly changing world.”

:: If any member of the press is interested in attending any of the roadshows, please contact the NFU press office on 024 7685 8686.

ROADSHOW DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

Date

Time

Region

Venue

18/10/2017

Evening

East Anglia / East Midlands

East of England Agricultural Society, Peterborough Showground

23/10/2017

Evening

East Anglia

Suffolk Agricultural Society, Trinity Park, Ipswich

24/10/2017

Afternoon

North East

Darrington Golf Club

24/10/2017

Evening

North East

Malton Rugby Club

25/10/2017

Afternoon

North East

Alnwick Rugby Club

25/10/2017

Evening

North East

Scotch Corner, Holiday Inn

31/10/2017

Evening

North West

Stoneybeck

01/11/2017

Evening

North West

Garstang Country Club

31/10/2017

Evening

West Midlands

Boden Room, Staffs County Showground

01/11/2017

Evening

West Midlands

Ledbury RFC

02/11/2017

Evening

West Midlands

NFU Stoneleigh

31/10/2017

Afternoon

South West

Hinton St Mary, Tithe Barn

31/10/2017

Evening

South West

Trethorne Leisure Park, Launceston, PL15 8QE

01/11/2017

Morning

South West

Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton, EX16 4DB

01/11/2017

Afternoon

South West

Woodlands Golf and Country Club, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4JZ

23/10/2017

Afternoon

South East

Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TG

24/10/2017

Morning

South East

The Half Moon, Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4BE

24/10/2017

Afternoon

South East

Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, OX44 7RW


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  • Posted by: Robert Helliwell Posted on: 11/10/2017 17:49:11

    Comment: A heck of a long way to travel from North Derbyshire. Seems like most of East Mids left out. North , south and west doing well.

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