A large crop of organic beetroot – no one wants it!

Will Woodhall the farmer estimates he will lose up to £90,000. Tragically the full closure of Brexit is finally impacting farmers like Will. This piece emerged in the BBC news late yesterday. The piece can be obtained from here. They began by stating the following information that is below. We clearly need our Government to focus on a wide range of businesses like Will Woodhall that have been threatened by our EU departure. After all the Government has introduced our departure from the EU and indeed the majority of the Government were in favour for us to depart from the EU and indeed many of them led by Boris Johnson regularly call that leaving the EU is something that is good for our Nation.

Five hundred tonnes of beetroot is being left to rot due to a collapse in demand, caused by Brexit, a farmer says.

Will Woodhall grows beetroot and spring onions alongside cereals at his farm in Penkridge, Staffordshire.

He expects to lose up to £90,000 after border rules introduced in January has seen firms in the EU look elsewhere, particularly for perishable goods.

Mr Woodhall said he expected to turn the crop into compost instead.

“I was driving down the road and got a phone call,” he said. “I was expecting it to be, ‘Can we have five more loads please?’ but it was ‘That’s it – no more homes for it.’

“I’ve been trying to get rid of it left, right and centre, trying food schemes and various things. But haulage is an issue and no-one wants to pay for it.”

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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