CAP reform and why agriculture needs an independent Britain

The tortuous three year process of CAP reform is grinding to a conclusion and no one is happy with the results. 28 countries with agricultural activities that extend from 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle to the South west corner of Crete have to be accommodated. Agricultural methods ranging from 550hp tractors in Norfolk to draft oxen in Cyprus as well as cultural differences in animal welfare and hygiene practices, make it impossible.  Land is going to be taken out of production entirely, and even more land is to be wasted growing highly inefficient energy crops. Complicating all…

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