One-third of farms 'economically vulnerable' even before Brexit
A report by a Central Bank economist says the risk of a damaging Brexit outcome 'looms large' over the farm sector and has compounded long-running concerns over low incomes
Asthe 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 regions of the country are more exposed than ...