With debate surrounding EU subsidies we want to know what the vote will mean for those working in agriculture

At a session in Glasgow to take evidence on the June referendum’s impact on Scotland, Andrew McCornick, the vice-president of NFU Scotland, emphasised the importance of funding to farmers from the common agricultural policy.

Asked by Labour’s Stephen Hepburn how Brexit would affect Scottish farming, McCornick replied: “Our biggest market is in Europe. Our industry mindset has been towards accessing the common market. If we were to leave all those trade agreements we would have to start again, and if we exit we would not be sitting at the table for those negotiations.”

Continue reading…
Source: Guardian Environment