Farmers are being urged to get advice on how Brexit could affect the agricultural sector and their businesses. The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019.
Information and advice about the potential effects of Brexit on agricultural businesses can be found from Farming Connect and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. These organisations have information and advice online and can be contacted by phone. Business Wales runs an online Brexit Portal that assess the readiness of businesses for Brexit.
Russell Hughes-Pickering is Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer for Economy and Regeneration. He said, “Agriculture is the backbone of Ceredigion’s economy. As businesses, farms need to prepare for the potential effects of Brexit.”
“We don’t know what form Brexit will take, and this isn’t about taking sides. It could have a very significant effect on agriculture in Wales and farmers need to take steps to prepare.”
The council is working closely with the Welsh Local Government Association, the Welsh Government and other partners to help Ceredigion prepare for the potential effects of Brexit. The preparations aim to mitigate the potential effects of Brexit on our communities and businesses.
Information on preparing for Brexit can be found on the council’s website on www.ceredigion.gov.uk/PreparingForBrexit.