How would British farming fare if we left the EU?

Would the British Government be greener and support small farmers better than the EU? 

 

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For all its faults, the Common Agriculture Policy gives secure financial support to farmers in 7 year budgets. Outside the EU, farm spending would be up to the Government and subject to annual review. 

One UKIP MEP claims Britain had a perfectly good farm support scheme before joining the EU, and will have one afterwards.  But how does he know? An agribusiness intelligence report says the effect of Brexit on the British farm industry would be traumatic, with large cuts in farm incomes, bankruptcies, and elimination of small farms.


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  • Is this the same CAP that did nothing to help our farmers in the BSE and foot and mouth crises, yet routinely pays money to Southern European farmers who own land unfit for farming?