Lincolnshire farmers to have their say on Brexit strategies

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Farmers and landowners will be able to share their views on Brexit at the Lincolnshire Showground next month as officials begin to draft new strategies.

The CLA, which has around 32,000 members across rural land in England and Wales, including Lincolnshire, will host the event to capture the thoughts of its members on opportunities and risks surrounding the decision to leave the European Union.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 15 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Director of Policy Christopher Price will address the meeting, outlining what the CLA is currently doing on behalf of its members, before leading a discussion on key issues such as the Common Agricultural Policy and what could replace it, the UK’s approach to trade negotiations with the EU and the rest of the world, the opportunities and risks of changes to regulations and the future of labour supply.

CLA East Regional Director Ben Underwood said: “Extricating the UK from the EU will be an enormous challenge for the government.

“It will require skilled international negotiations, careful planning, and significant consultation with businesses from every economic sector.

“It is at times like these that everyone involved in agriculture in this country must work together to ensure our industry is heard as the policies and priorities of post-Brexit Britain are scoped out.

“We know that our farmers and food producers want to continue providing the country with a safe, secure supply of food, while land managers want to carry on their good work improving nature and wildlife, helping to tackle climate change and managing our distinctive landscapes. We want to help them achieve those goals.”

People wishing to book a place at the Lincolnshire Showground event should call the CLA East Regional Office on 01638 590429 or email [email protected]

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