Agricultural break point: the future of farming

John Varley, OBE TD, Estate Director at Clinton Devon Estates, writes in the International Journal of Agricultural Management about the factors in farming shaping its future:

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Agricultural break point

It is clear that we are at an agricultural break point, potentially on a scale not seen since at least the
1970s: for the first time in more than 40 years, the UK government has an opportunity to take control
of agricultural policy. However, while most commentators are focusing on Brexit, there are other
linked disruptors that may shape the future for those who own and manage land-based businesses:
1. consumers, markets and trade;
2. competitiveness and productivity;
3. rural economy priorities;
4. environmental awareness

International Journal of Agricultural Management, Volume 7, Number 2, 1 December 2018, pp. 1-3

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