Agri-Brexit Coalition is formed as EU withdrawal talks draw closer

David Caffall, chief executive AIC, is coordinator to the new Agri-Brexit Coalition.

David Caffall, chief executive AIC, is coordinator to the new Agri-Brexit Coalition. - Credit: Archant

An agri-lobby group has been launched to try to achieve a favourable outcome for British agribusinesses in the Brexit negotiations.

The Agri-Brexit Coalition is made up of eight organisations and trade associations - the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV), Crop Protection Association (CPA), Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), and National Office of Animal Health (NOAH).

Coalition co-ordinator David Caffall, chief executive of AIC, said: “Whatever shape UK agriculture takes over the coming years, the industry and the nation will depend on higher efficiency and productivity along with successful relationships with other countries,”