Ploughing Through Brexit
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.
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.