We are pleased to welcome this guest post by Professor Ian Hodge, Professor Emeritus of Rural Economy in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK.
Agricultural policy reform will always be unfinished business. Shifting political priorities and power bases, changing technologies and developing environmental pressures will all alter the balance of priorities and mechanisms. But opportunities for radical policy reforms are rare. The periodic reforms of the CAP have as yet failed to deliver the level of change that many readers of this CAP reform blog would like to see. However, in the UK, Brexit offers a unique opportunity to rewrite policy from the ground up. … Read the rest