To poll the general mood of the industry, the audience at #OFC19 were asked to vote on some leading questions about the future of UK farming. Here are some of the results:
Will Brexit be good or bad for farming over the next five years?
Will Brexit be good or bad for farming over the next 25 years?
Did you vote for Brexit?
And if there was an immediate referendum, how would you vote now?
31% would vote for Theresa May's negotiated deal
10% would leave with no deal
Were you more or less assured after Michael Gove's speech at the conference?
60% more assured
40% less assured
Are you concerned that UK welfare and environmental standards will slip as we strike new trade deals?
Are you confident that trade deals will increase in the five years post-Brexit?
The Union Debate
In the famous union debate, the motion this house believes the country would be better served if farmers focused on profits rather than public goods, was carried by:
Watch the debate here.