The Government must ensure that domestic regulation and international trade agreements help the sector go green.
Posts Tagged: Farming
John Redwood: We’re free of EU membership and can motor to our own destiny. But still drive nervously in L-plates. Why?
There should be a growth target to complement the inflation target – to drive government departments to take actions that will promote more UK activity and jobs.
Pay is a business cost and, in reaction, profit-seeking firms will raise prices, cut worker benefits, slash services, or leave the sector if profits are squeezed.
Eamonn Ives: Markets, price signals, and supply-side reforms can hasten decarbonisation. Ministers take note.
Extending carbon pricing would serve as a constant pressure on emissions. But it won’t be enough on its own.
While we know it delivers good outcomes for biodiversity, the benefits for farmers, communities and the local economy have been less well-documented.
If nothing is done, we fear the pig industry is heading towards collapse, which would affect tens of thousands of jobs.
Reading and reflection really helps me get a perspective on what is going on, whether in my own constituency or in the country more broadly.
New Zealand shows how a very similar agricultural sector not only survived, but thrived, after shaking off protection and subsidy.
Alexander Downer: A trade deal with Australia is just the first step. It could open the door for Britain to the Asia-Pacific trading club
If Britain cannot do a trade deal with a country with which it shares a common language, history, and standards, then who can it do a deal with?
Mario Laghos: Covid reminds us of the dangers of depending on others. We would be mad to do so again – with food.
The proposed Australian trade deal risks bankrupting our farmers. The competition is unfair, their standards lower – and our consumer gain minimal.
We must use our new freedoms to tackle agricultural practices which conflict with the values of the British people.
If we allow Britain to get locked into Brussels’ agricultural orbit, it will cost us both export opportunities and higher prices in the supermarket.
The only caveat is the attitude of the Welsh Labour Government, hell-bent on replacing the EU’s onerous regulations with their own.
What matters to me, as a vegetarian, is less detail than vision – one of a long journey towards a better future.
The Government’s new measures for foie gras and pig farmers are a great step for animal rights.
Shanker Singham: Breaking the Gordian knot of agricultural trade negotiations. How the TAC has risen to the challenge.
The commission has come up with an an innovative proposal for import policy.