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EU subsidies help James Dyson to farming profit

October 4, 2018

Higher EU agricultural subsidies helped the farming business of Sir James Dyson to make a profit for the first time last year. Beeswax Dyson Farming generated a pre-tax profit of £747,000, compared to a loss […]

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New UK farm subsidy regime proposed

September 28, 2018

The UK Government is planning major changes to how farming is conducted and how farmers are paid. Legislation introduced to Parliament on 12 September would replace payments linked to land with funding for providing “public goods”. […]

Brexit could leave UK farmers with half their annual incomes.
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AHDB warns Brexit could halve UK farmers’ incomes

October 11, 2017

Phil Bicknell, Market Intelligence Director of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), today claimed that Brexit threatens to reduce UK farm incomes by as much as 50 percent. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, […]

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Many British farms not viable without EU support, says NFU

April 18, 2016

This is an important story on the potential impact of Brexit on British farmers. Agricultural subsidies may be trimmed, but they are as likely to be increased. Either way, farmers may not survive a Britain without generous subsidies […]