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Brexit. The word dividing a nation.

But what you really want to know is, how will Brexit affect farmers?

Farmers Guardian is the number one place for Brexit farming news. Whether you’re wondering how UK farming will change once we leave the EU, or want to know what will happen to farm subsidies after Brexit, we’ve got answers to the questions farmers are asking.

Brexit and farming: we’ve got everything you need to know

Need to know about Brexit but don’t have time to trawl through lots of news?

Then a Farmers Guardian subscription is perfect for you.  Our Brexit Intelligence Guide is updated regularly and explains the key issues in a simple, easy-to-understand way and it’s free for subscribers. And if you do want to read more, there are links to articles on our website FGInsight.com covering individual topics in more detail.

Do you think that Brexit policies are too complicated to digest?

Unlike mainstream tabloids, we focus simply on farming Brexit issues. This means we cover purely agriculture related Brexit news and explain it clearly.

If you’re not clear on the EU Withdrawal Bill, have questions about trade agreements, or want to know what will happen to UK land and farms once we leave the EU, a Farmers Guardian subscription will keep you up-to-date on farming Brexit news now. We’ll make sure you have all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your farm business. Plus, we give practical explanations of what the important issues really mean.

Can Brexit agricultural policy be explained in a nutshell?

Here’s a couple of examples of our coverage:

1. TARIFF RATE QUOTAS

Take Tariff Rate Quotas. This is what allows certain amounts of agricultural produce to enter the EU from countries outside the bloc with low or no tariffs.

Diplomats thought the process of dividing the quotas would be so difficult that it was one of the first topics up for discussion in Brexit negotiations.

Nevertheless, British and European negotiators were able to hash out a deal to split the quotas based on historical trade volumes, which now needs approving at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

UK farming groups originally accepted it as fair, but greater scrutiny of the deal revealed Britain would have to accept a percentage of the unused part of the quota based on use.

What that means in practical terms:  This means the UK, with a population of 65 million, would take 112,000 tonnes of the 228,000t New Zealand sheep meat quota, while the EU27, with a population of 450m, would take just 116,000t. This potential doubling of New Zealand sheep meat imports to the UK led chief livestock adviser at the NFU John Royle to call for a ‘closer examination’ of whether the deal was right.


2. FUTURE BREXIT ISSUES

Want a quick guide on the matters yet to be discussed? Our ‘top trump’ cards detail the issues at hand and explain their importance in negotiations. If you want to read more, you'll find the article on our website FGInsight.com covering individual topics in more detail.

Will we cover Brexit news that matters to you and your farming sector?

Whether you’re curious about dairy farming post Brexit, livestock and trade deals when the UK leave the EU, or the impact on arable farming after Brexit next year, don’t miss out.

The run up to exit day will be crucial for the farming community. The British farming industry is a massively important sector in negotiations. Its prosperity and health affects everyone in the country and Farmers Guardian will take the lead in championing for a bright post-Brexit future for farming.

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