Lincolnshire Farming Forum focuses on opportunities and challenges of Brexit for 2017

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More than 100 agricultural professionals came together at the 2017 Farming Forum at Market Rasen Racecourse to look in depth at the impact of Brexit on the world farming situation.

Topics included currency fluctuations, consumption, wheat demands and supplies and global grain stocks and prices.

The event took place on Wednesday, February 15 and was sponsored by Nicholsons Chartered Accountants and Perkins George Mawer & Co (PGM & Co).

Brexit was high on the agenda as Nick Sharp from PGM & Co went through the impact this could have at both a local and national level as well as across the world.

He spoke about new trade agreements with non-EU countries, labour, imports and export issues.

Throughout the day, over 100 people attended the Farming Forum.

Hugh Taylor from Roadnight Taylor gave an insight into battery storage covering the positives and negatives, looking for sites and the healthy returns for the right sites.

Tax was also on the agenda for accountant Richard Grayson from Nicholsons. As well as touching on topical tax matters, Richard spoke about Making Tax Digital explaining how this would work and the time frames.

The final speaker was independent agronomist Sean Sparling who looked at what issues to expect during this year’s harvest and how to deal with them.