One-third of farms vulnerable even before Brexit

One-third of farms vulnerable even before Brexit
Beef farms more vulnerable to Brexit risks

A report by a Central Bank economist says the risk of a damaging Brexit outcome 'looms large' over the sector and has compounded long-running concerns over low incomes

As the National Ploughing Championships get underway, research published by the Central Bank has suggested that a no-deal Brexit could further expose “serious underlying viability problems” in the farming sector.

The report, by Central Bank economist Dr Thomas Conefrey, says the imminent risk of a damaging Brexit outcome “looms large” over the sector and has compounded long-running concerns over low incomes.

He says farms in some...

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