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CLA seeking to address farmers’ Brexit concerns and get their views at LAMMA

The CLA is inviting farmers and landowners concerned by the implications of Brexit to discuss their issues with its advisors at LAMMA on 18 and 19 January 2017.

Situated on Stand 754 in Hall 7 at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, the CLA’s team of advisors will be on hand to listen to people’s concerns and give them information about what the organisation is doing to safeguard their interests.

Through its New Opportunities campaign, the CLA is seeking support for four Brexit priorities: a world-leading Food, Farming and Environment Policy to replace Common Agricultural Policy; food exports to be prioritised in all Brexit and trade negotiations; red tape to be cut for business; and for rural businesses to retain access to the labour they require when Britain leaves the EU.

CLA East Regional Director Ben Underwood said: “Understandably, Brexit is currently the number one concern for farmers and landowners – they are anxious about what this means for them, their land, and their businesses.

“Exiting the European Union will lead to the single biggest change in the way businesses are organised and run across the British countryside for generations, but we are optimistic and see the significant potential to do things better.

“We are confident in the ability of our farmers and rural businesses to thrive outside the EU, but there has to be a framework in place that allows them to do this.

“Our New Opportunities campaign puts forward the four key Brexit issues we believe the Government needs to address in order secure the future prosperity of the countryside. It would be great if visitors to the stand could give us their thoughts and feelings regarding the future of agriculture, and tell us what they need from the forthcoming negotiations by completing our survey.”

Those who take part in the organisation’s Brexit opinion survey will be entered into a cash prize draw.

Visitors to LAMMA also have an open invite to an informal networking event being held on the CLA’s stand on Wednesday 18 January at 2.30pm. A selection of homemade cakes, as well as hot drinks, will be available, with CLA advisers on hand to answer rural business questions.


LAMMA 2017

Make sure to visit the CLA stand at the 2017 LAMMA Show.

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas who come to visit hundreds of exhibitors. The 2017 event marks LAMMA’s 36th anniversary, and is the fourth year it has been staged at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Free to attend, LAMMA is open from 7.30am until 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 7.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday 19 January.

Free car parking for up to 10,000 cars is available.

Register to download our new show app here


Sarah Murray

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