Arable farmers, having seen farm commodity prices tumble since Summer 2014, are now faced with the lowest crop values for seven years, with levels close to, or below, the cost of production for many growers.
A number of mansions and large stately homes, and the properties and land which surround them, are seeking alternative uses as they are no longer deemed viable as purely residential, due to expensive running and maintenance costs.
The Queen has announced measures being “brought forward to create the right for every household to access high speed broadband. Legislation will be introduced to improve Britain’s competitiveness and make the United Kingdom a world leader in the digital economy.”
A recent poll undertaken by Farmers Weekly asked 577 farmers how they were going to vote on 23 June. This was self-selected to represent the profile of farming in the UK. 58% said they would vote to leave, 31% would vote to remain and 11% were undecided.