farmer Minette Batters with cattle in a shedMinette Batters © Becky Nixon
Minette Batters wants a transition period of five to 10 years to hammer out a new domestic farm policy and avoid Britain falling off a “cliff edge” when it leaves the EU. With the details of any future EU trade arrangements and industry regulations unlikely to be clear for at least two years, the NFU deputy president argues farmers need time to adapt to life outside the control of Brussels. Full terms of Britain’s EU exit process will only be known […]