Young UK farmers excited about Brexit

UK's next gen farmers embrace Brexit


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Paul Temple, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Cereals).

Paul Temple, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Cereals).

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With formal negotiations for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the country's next generation of farmers are excited about the future opportunities.

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The United Kingdom’s next generation of farmers believe Brexit offers a great opportunity, Paul Temple from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) (Cereals) said. 

The AHDB is a levy board funded by farmers and growers and some other parts of the supply chain. 

Speaking at Cereals 2017 – the UK’s largest field days – Mr Temple said Brexit was one of the most “exciting periods for farming”.

“What we want to do as an organisation is be part of the conversation,” Mr Temple said.

“AHDB would like to be part of talking about this change and what it can mean and trying to get ahead of the possibilities.

“We do understand the demands of business and more than ever it’s about understanding the demands of the supply chain.

Mr Temple said information would be vital in planning for the UK’s departure from the European Union.

“The rest of the world sees the United Kingdom as an opportunity,” Mr Temple said.

“There is a need to understand what the opportunity is doing out there, preparing for the worst and being focused on our domestic supply chain.”

Queensland Country Life journalist Lea Coghlan attended Cereals 2017 as a guest of Syngenta.

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