Britain’s farmers battered by Brexit fallout and rising costs, says union

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Farmers’ union president Minette Batters to say ‘volatility, uncertainty and instability are greatest risks to farm businesses’

“The clock is ticking” to support Britain’s farmers battered by a storm of rising costs, labour shortages, bird flu and post-Brexit changes to support payments, the union representing the sector has told ministers.

“Volatility, uncertainty and instability” are endangering UK farm businesses, according to the National Farmers’ Union, which is urging the government to support British food producers so they can keep supplying squeezed UK households and a growing global population.

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