Growers not concerned about labour following Brexit

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Labour availability does not appear to be too much of a worry to readers of Agronomist and Arable Farmer following a recent survey of readers.

When asked whether the impact on labour availability was going to affect them 44% of respondents said it was not actually relevant to their business.  An extra 14.3% noted it as a manageable concern and 9.5% said it would be an easy problem to solve.

There was however some concern expressed about the situation with 19% saying that it would be impossible to tell the effect on their businesses before March 2019 and a further 13.1% noted that it would be a serious threat to their business.

‘The research was performed by Hub4Ag, a new market research company that enables farmers and their advisors to be paid for completing research surveys. To sign up to Hub4Ag please visit


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Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is an avid follower of Stoke City.