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I’m not one for making predictions, but it doesn’t take a genius to work out that 2019 will be all about change. Of course our future relationship with the EU continues to be the biggest issue for everyone and that’s especially true for farmers. For the last two years we’ve had March 29 pencilled in the diary as Brexit Day, but after all the debate and argument over subsidies, environmental protection, animal welfare and frictionless trade, the truth is that no-one can say for certain how agriculture will fare and exactly what lies ahead. Since the referendum, I’ve said that no matter whether people voted leave or remain, the most important thing was that everything possible was done to make sure British farming prospered. That is still the hope.
Whatever the political climate, it’s the real temperatures and the fickle British weather that is going to be observed even more closely by the farmers and growers hit hard by the extremes of last year. We really don’t need any more arctic blasts or scorching heatwaves and for many arable farmers, a good growing season and a healthy harvest are vitally important to offset the losses of 2018.