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Proving your worth to farmers
  1. Suzanne Jarvis

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Another week, and we are still unclear on Brexit and the direction it will take.

This leaves farming, like so many industries, waiting to see what the impact will be. With the loss of EU subsidies and pressure from third countries to potentially accept trade deals that favour lower animal welfare standards, farming is certainly going to be affected in a variety of ways.

So what can the UK farming industry do to protect itself for whatever lies ahead?

One opportunity is to produce more sustainable food. There are many definitions of what ‘sustainable’ means, but the UN definition is that it has to be economically viable, protect the environment and be socially acceptable.

The demand is there – the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) predicts global demand …

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