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Looking beyond the farm after Brexit

It is likely that anyone thinking about rurality will mainly focus on agriculture

Farming has shaped the UK landscape as we know it and we all expect to see crops (like wheat, or bright yellow oilseed rape), green fields grazed by cows and sheep and, perhaps, even some outdoor raised pigs or free range poultry. As soon as you venture beyond urban areas, agriculture is a highly visible industry.  But it is only one part of a much larger rural economy.  In a blog for ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe programme CRE Science Communications Manager Anne Liddon looks at some of the challenges for policy in a post Brexit countryside.

published on: 22 June 2017