Farm labourers feeding a threshing machine© Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty
Farmers who want to thrive after the UK leaves the European Union must be prepared to adapt their businesses and obtain more of their income from the marketplace, economists have warned. Brexit is unlikely to herald a return to the protectionist measures that supported British growers and livestock producers before the UK joined the EU, say some of the country’s leading agricultural economists and historians. Instead, farmers will have to rely on the market for the bulk of their income, […]