Agriculture

Domestic Agriculture Policy – A lost opportunity?

There is no doubt that Brexit marks a turning point for UK agriculture. It is also clear that the overriding principles guiding future UK domestic agriculture policy decisions are environmental - but is government missing a much larger opportunity? After all, the clue is in the name of the recent consultation: “Health and Harmony”.

Fitness tracking sheep

Our romanticised, and already incorrect, image of a shepherd huddling into their hut with a warm bowl of soup, after a long day of caring for their sheep, needs to be updated.

Changing pattern of land ownership

Have market pressures changed the pattern of land ownership? Have investors deliberately targeted land to take advantage of the huge premium conferred on land values by the granting of planning permission for development? Or are farmers consolidating and growing their existing holdings in order to create more economically viable units?
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