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A new furrow: can Britain’s farmers find their place in a post-Brexit world?

Nobody knows exactly what Brexit will mean for UK agriculture. As winter falls across the country, farmers look ahead to a new challenge—and, perhaps, a chance to reinvent their industry

By Jessie Mathewson  

“We just do not know what’s going to happen beyond Brexit.” It’s an icy December morning when I catch James Davidson, skating down the farm close to his office. A few days ago, snow fell across the country, and in the north east of Scotland it’s still clinging to the ground—an extra challenge for the lorries carting barley, wheat and oilseed rape away from the Davidsons’ farm. There’s nothing new about weather getting in the way, though, and if it means hours guiding drivers on the slippery track to the grain…

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