3 May 2017
House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report on Brexit: agriculture
UK parliamentary report on consequences of Brexit for agriculture, with expert evidence provided by Christian Häberli
The UK’s agriculture sector faces challenges and opportunities as a result of Brexit. It will need to overcome challenges posed by leaving the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), not least because CAP funding currently supports many farms across the UK.
Repatriating agricultural policy-making to the UK will also require careful consideration of the needs of the industry, future trade agreements and the devolution settlements.
These changes will affect an industry which by its very nature must make long-term business decisions. A transitional period is needed to allow farmers to survive and prosper post-Brexit.