Grain being loaded© Tim Scrivener
UK farmers must seize the opportunity of Brexit to ramp up productivity and become more competitive, industry leaders have been told. Former New Zealand agriculture minister Sir Lockwood Smith suggested his country had wasted more than a decade failing to adjust to the loss of its key export market when the UK joined the European Economic Community in 1973. See also: Brexit-proof your business, farmers urged It wasn’t until the New Zealand government abolished farm subsidies in 1985 that farmers […]