As the fallout from Brexit continues, we are starting to get some insight into how those with influence are going to react. From a farmer’s perspective, by far the most concerning comments this week came from German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. In the wake of Brexit and a potential EU budget deficit, Gabriel is calling for a substantial cut to the Common Agricultural Policy budget and a reduction in the number of European Commissioners.

Prior to relinquishing the EU presidency, the Danes also signalled a desire to reduce the CAP budget ahead of the next reform.