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Britain outlines post-Brexit farm policy in bill

London | Reuters –– Britain will introduce legislation on Wednesday for agricultural policy after it leaves the European Union that will link support for farmers to the provision of public benefits such as tackling climate change or preserving beautiful landscapes. The Agriculture Bill, primarily covering England, will provide the basis for policy in a sector […] Read more


Farmers demand invisible Irish border, post-Brexit

Florencecourt, Northern Ireland | Reuters — Northern Irish sheep farmers like John Sheridan collectively transport more than 1,000 lambs a day over the Irish border for slaughter and shipment to shoppers across the European Union. At the moment, the process is seamless. But Sheridan sees a threat to his life’s work, his family’s future and […] Read more






Brexit – good or bad for us?

While the ag sector looks for stability in currency markets, short-term price spikes and long-term trade agreements may get overlooked

Financial markets began to stabilize within days of the U.K.’s surprise Brexit vote this past June, but that doesn’t mean the vote has been shrugged off either by the big exchanges or by the markets that set the prices for farm commodities. It does mean, however, that the world is coming to terms with the […] Read more

In an unusual move, AGCO president and CEO chose to introduce new Challenger tractors to stock market investors rather than at an agricultural event.

Bad news for ag’s Big 3 farm equipment manufacturers

With three-quarters of machinery makers already planning lay-offs, Brexit’s damage to the EU is creating more worry

On the eve of Britain’s June 23 vote, I was in Hungary eating supper with a group of journalists including a freelancer who is also part of a family farm operation in England. She was the one to correctly predict the “leave” victory. That farmers would vote to leave the EU was astonishing to me. […] Read more