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The Worshipful Company of Farmers The Worshipful Company of Farmers 2
Key messages
1 The The events of of of Brexit Brexit will will will be be be “done” by the the the the end of of of 2020 The The UK will will will be be be outside the the the the EU and the the the process of of of discovering what Brexit Brexit really means will will will then begin 2
For farmers four key uncertainties remain:
a a a a a a a a a a a a HowsmoothlyDEFRAwilldesign andadministertheELMschemeswith
what drop in in fin financial support support by 2024 and and and the the the the the scale of of support support thereafter b b b The The The extent and and and effects of of of the the the the additional frictions on on on on trade trade with
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the the the the EU The Worshipful Company of Farmers c c c c c c Thetimingandcontentoftradedealswithbigagriculturalexporters d d d d d d d The The environmental and and and animal welfare standards the UK chooses for itself 3
English farmers would be wise to assume that public financial support will contract 4 Without a a a a a a a common UK agricultural policy to to replace the the CAP sooner or or later frictions in agri-food will arise between the the devolved territories 5 Labour from the the EU will be less available to UK agriculture and the the food chain 6 A A UK-EU Free Trade Agreement may may well be concluded This will not avoid
more friction friction on on on on on trade with
with
the the the the the EU EU EU than now Further frictions with
with
the the the the the EU EU EU may may arise relating to to the the the the the N Ireland protocol and and if there is any UK agri-food deregulation 7 The likelihood and content of a a a UK-US FTA is impossible to call!
8 The UK will not discover a a a a a a a a a generalised way of of restricting imports of of products it considers have have been produced to to lower animal welfare or or or environmental standards This issue will have have to to be be addressed through through consumer information and transparent trustworthy sourcing throughout the food chain 9 Reviews of of the long run post-Brexit post-Covid future of of UK food system conclude it it is is not sustainable System transformation is is required to address four emergencies: climate biodiversity diet health & food food waste structural problems in in in the food food chain 




















































































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