Farmers insist the base line price of beef needs to be increased before they will agree.
Couldn't see a thread on this - apologies if I missed it.
Brexit is highlighting the weaknesses in our food supply chain. Beef production, which is largely for export to the UK, doesn't help this and is a major component in our climate emissions.
That bigger picture doesn't seem to feature in this dispute. If farmers were to leave the beef industry, and grow other products that possibly serve the domestic consumer, that would be a better outcome than clinging on to producing a product for a soon-to-vanish UK market.
I can't understand the narrow focus of this dispute, and why we're not just letting it suggest to farmers what they need to do.