08 Dec 2020

BAGMA Director talks Brexit on podcast

BAGMA's Director Keith Christian reflects on how 2020 has impacted the Agri-Turf industry and the challenges of Brexit in a new podcast.

Keith is joined by leading agricultural journalist Martin Rickatson to talk about the last year and provide some thoughts on the months ahead on the Inside Agri-Turf recording.

The episode, hosted by Chris Biddle, was recorded in the midst of the final Brexit talks to decide on the terms of the UK's withdrawal agreement from the EU which comes into force on December 31, 2020. With much of the detail yet to be agreed there is a likelihood that Britain may leave without an agreement.

So much of the talk surrounds the likely impact of Brexit but also takes in the ongoing consolidation of dealers, the likelihood of manufacturer owned dealerships, the need for manufacturers and dealers to work together, likely mergers and acquisitions, the introduction of robots into farming and the likely effect on the machinery market as subsidies are removed over the next few years.

Listen again to the podcast here

The full list of episodes can be accessed here