Ploughing Through Brexit
Farming after Brexit: what does the UK-EU trade deal mean for domestic agriculture?
Season 2, Ep. 2
Only a month ago we looked at what UK farming would look like after Brexit, and now we have officially left the EU. So, what does farming look like on the other side?Just one week before the final deadline for the end of negotiations, a historic trade deal was agreed between the UK and the EU leaving many farmers breathing a sigh of relief.The deal keeps tariffs and quotas at zero, which is great news, but the devil might be in the detail. There has already been some disruption at the border as businesses try to work their way around the new requirements for importing and exporting resulting in many farmers facing sector-specific problems.This month on Ploughing Through Brexit we’re delving into the all-important UK-EU trade deal. We’re joined by David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight at AHDB, Tania Gesto-Casas, from the AHDB Brussels office and Gail Soutar, Chief EU Exit and International Trade Adviser at NFU.Links:Our take on post-Brexit farming -https://www.fginsight.com/news/the-uk-eu-deal-explained-what-it-means-for-individual-farming-sectors--115779AHDB’s EU Exit support hub -https://ahdb.org.uk/eu-exitLearn more about Gail Soutar, Chief EU Exit and International Trade Adviserhttps://www.nfuonline.com/news/nfu-conference-2019/nfu-conference-2019-news/nfu19-conference-speakers/gail-soutar-chief-eu-exit-and-international-trade-adviser-nfu/
What does the Agricultural Transition Plan mean for post-Brexit farming?
Season 2, Ep. 1
With less than a month until we leave the EU, Ploughing Through Brexit podcast is back, in association with AHDB. We're kicking off with a discussion on the recently published Defra Agricultural Transition Plan. The plan will see a move away from direct payments to other sources of funding over a seven-period, but has Defra done enough modelling on how the future policy will affect the farming industry?Farm leaders have criticised the plan for its failure to set out details on future payment rates which can prevent businesses from preparing for the loss of direct support and whether it considers the needs of upland farmers.With many questions surrounding the plan, we speak to Janet Hughes, Defra’s Programme Director for Future Farming and Countryside, Sarah Baker, Strategic Insight Manager at AHDB and Dr Julia Aglionby to explore how AHDB can support the industry as it moves into the post-Brexit era.LinksDefra Agricultural Transition Plan - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agricultural-transition-plan-2021-to-2024AHDB announce the news - https://ahdb.org.uk/news/defra-announce-agricultural-policy-transition-plans-for-englandAHDB Business Impact Calculator - https://bic.ahdb.org.uk/
CLA policy adviser Susan Twining & FFCC chief executive Sue Pritchard discuss Brexit transition
CLA chief land use policy adviser Susan Twining and Sue Pritchard, chief executive of the FFCC, discuss the agricultural Brexit transition - looking at how it should be managed and what the potential risks are for farmers.
Trade expert Dmitry Grozoubinski & NFU Brussels director Robin Manning discuss trade deal objectives
Trade expert Dmitry Grozoubinski & NFU Brussels director Robin Manning discuss the UK's negotiating objectives for deals with the EU & US, & their implications for farmers
NFU VP Stuart Roberts and legal expert Julie Robinson discuss the new Agriculture Bill
NFU VP Stuart Roberts and legal expert Julie Robinson join Abi and Will to discuss the new Agriculture Bill.
NFU Cymru & FUW's Dylan Morgan & Nick Fenwick talk about Welsh Government's post-Brexit policy plans
NFU Cymru head of policy Dylan Morgan and FUW head of policy Dr Nick Fenwick join Abi and Will to discuss Welsh Government's revised post-Brexit ag policy proposals. They covered how receptive Ministers were to the idea of maintaining direct payments until 2021, whether agri-environment payments would be high enough to keep farmers in business and how tenants and commoners will be able to access the new scheme.
Top economists Dr Sean Rickard & Derrick Wilkinson talk no-deal Brexit
In this episode of Ploughing Through Brexit, we're joined by Sean Rickard and Derrick Wilkinson. Topics discussed include the implications of a no-deal exit, future trade agreements with countries such as the US and how we can protect UK production standards in future.
US-UK trade special, with Sustain's Vicki Hird & FG's US correspondent, John Wilkes
In this episode of Ploughing Through Brexit, we explore the implications of a US-UK trade deal for farmers on both sides of the Atlantic. Topics discussed include differing food production standards, the future of country of origin labelling and possible opportunities for British farmers wanting to break into the American market.
Farming Minister Robert Goodwill talks all things Brexit & the Tory leadership
In this episode of Ploughing Through Brexit, we explore all things Brexit with Farming Minister Robert Goodwill. Topics discussed include the tests and trials for Defra's Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), whether soil health should be considered a public good, farm funding for the devolved nations and the Tory leadership contest - plus classic machinery!