Research for NFU suggests the sector would have a mixed future outside the EU, with some farmers doing better than others
This story in the Guardian points out that the subsidies that go to British farmers as a result of the Common Agricultural Policy would either cost farmers thousands unless the UK introduced an alternative subsidy for farmers. This is interesting given that the CAP has long been viewed by anti-EU campaigners as symptomatic of EU inefficiency and failure. British farmers would, understandably, lobby for higher subsidies than provided under the CAP if the UK left the EU? But what would subsidies (of any amount) mean for the ability of the UK to trade in agriculture? The ongoing subsidy battles between the EU and the US demonstrate how long, complex and acrimonious such discussions can be.
A link to the Guardian report is here: Brexit would leave UK farmers up to €34,000 worse off, study finds | Environment | The Guardian