The Agrarian

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So who has received feedback from higher up the food chain on Boris's latest offering? (And I'm not talking about the tanker driver).

Regulatory union, but not customs union. Presume this means that goods that cross the border still have tariffs applied, though they will be legal on standards conformity. This would still appear to kill a lot of the cross border trade that occurs now, depending on what tariffs are applied.
 
So who has received feedback from higher up the food chain on Boris's latest offering? (And I'm not talking about the tanker driver).

Regulatory union, but not customs union. Presume this means that goods that cross the border still have tariffs applied, though they will be legal on standards conformity. This would still appear to kill a lot of the cross border trade that occurs now, depending on what tariffs are applied.
Yes but Thentransition period would allow time for a free trade deal to be done. Apparently.
 

yin ewe

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I was told very recently that only the low teens% of DF product goes out of the UK, which he reckoned would be easily swallowed up by increased UK demand, in the short term.
 

The Agrarian

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@lazy farmer yes it's absolutely essential that the UK reciprocates with tariffs. And no matter what the current plan for tariffs is, if the EU puts up the wall, I'd fully expect Boris to respond to that. It will be in his interest to have his own wall for the EU to want taken down.

As for NI products with a home grown market. Can't speak for other companies, but yes Dale Farm would be reasonable in that regard. Whey I think is one that goes abroad, and as you'd know it's very important in the cheese stream...
 
@lazy farmer yes it's absolutely essential that the UK reciprocates with tariffs. And no matter what the current plan for tariffs is, if the EU puts up the wall, I'd fully expect Boris to respond to that. It will be in his interest to have his own wall for the EU to want taken down.

As for NI products with a home grown market. Can't speak for other companies, but yes Dale Farm would be reasonable in that regard. Whey I think is one that goes abroad, and as you'd know it's very important in the cheese stream...
It won’t happen no government can counternace food inflation. Especially when it could be seen as their fault. We will be thrown under the bus and have to plan Accordingly. The naïveté of my industry on this subject astounds me.
 

yin ewe

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Indeed many mainland politicians/ advisers etc have little time for NI. What's the alternative? Where will Leo get billions to keep us in the manner we've become accustomed to?
Milk was 17p a few years ago, dozens of men were in diffs and were going to be sold by the bank, how many do you know actually had to sell? I only know of one and he just wouldn't stop spending.
 

Agrifool

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I find it hard to believe that the media focus on NI dairy but the sheep industry hardly gets a mention which will be crippled even more. Boris can either help us by applying stiffer tariffs on ROI produce or can prop us up for a short while til things level out. Wasn't that long ago since we had the milk reduction scheme. I availed of it and would again if the option was there.
 

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NFU Scotland has started the search for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion.

Hosted by NFU Scotland’s Next Generation group and supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, the competition is encouraging Scotland’s farmers and crofters to take to video to outline the steps they are taking to reduce emissions and deliver wider environmental benefits.

The panel of judges will now include Ben Macpherson MSP, newly appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment; Claire Taylor, political affairs editor at the Scottish Farmer; and NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Chair Peter Moss.

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