Brexit’s impact on British Agriculture


Brexit could offer an opportunity for British Agriculture post Brexit, free of the Common Agricultural Policy. It could also be a disaster with export markets lost, subsidies and bankruptcies. But which one will it be? The future of British agriculture and Brexit’s impact on the industry will be discussed by a panel of experts at an upcoming event launching new Bite-Size Brexit book Farmageddon?.

Our Brexit Breakfast events have returned for 2019, offering attendees the opportunity to discuss Brexit and how it will impact them and their industry, as well as the chance to network with other business professionals, before starting the working day.

This event, brought to you by the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University together with The Foreign Press Association, will aim to discuss how Brexit will impact British Agriculture, and what topics readers will be able to enjoy in upcoming book Farmageddon?. 

Taking place at The Clubhouse at St James’s, St James's Square in London on Wednesday 24 July, the event will offer attendees the chance to learn more about the sector and what it means for you and your industry. A number of book contributors will be at the event, sharing their views and ideas about Brexit and British Agriculture.

Edited by Caroline Stocks and John Mair, Farmageddon? explores both paths that Brexit could mean for Agriculture in the UK. Being an under-explored issue in the ‘Great Brexit Debate’, this book remedies that and puts the industry, which will impact a huge number of businesses across Britain, in the frame.

Panel members:

Hosted by John Mair - Visiting Professor at the Centre for Brexit Studies, former Current Affairs Producer and Journalism Lecturer.

Caroline Stocks - Award-winning agricultural journalist with 15 years’ experience writing about food, farming and the environment for national and international publications. Caroline was awarded a prestigious Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2010 and is a director of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Professor Alex de Ruyter – Director at the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University and board member of the Regional Studies Association.

'Bio-Waste Spreader' - Private Eye columnist who works under the pseudonym of 'Bio-Waste Spreader' has written the Agri Brigade column for the past 10 years. The 'Bio-Waste Spreader' also regulary writes for Farmers Weekly and South East Farmer, and is a Farmer in East Sussex. All will be revealed at the event!

This event is FREE to attend but registration is needed here. To share thoughts on social media, use the hashtag: #CBSFarmageddon

Farmageddon? contributors include Professor Alex de Ruyter and David Hearne from the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University, Guy Smith from NFU and Dairy farmer and editor of Irish Farming Press Matt O’Keeffe.

The book also includes contributions from Welsh Farming Minister Lesley Griffiths, Dr Viviane Gravey, Former Agriculture Minister George Eustice MP and Scottish politician Fergus Ewing, who serves as the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy.

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