EXPERT testimonies about the impact of Brexit on agriculture are to be submitted to the Government by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

The organisation will submit four summary reports that identify key concerns of the farming industry and highlight policies which it says will need to be reformed.

The society created the Brexit Working Party of the Farmer-Scientist Network to look at the effect on agriculture and has produced a series of papers to inform the farming community as the Government moves towards developing new polices in preparation to exit from the EU.

Expert Professor Wyn Grant said: “New agricultural policies will require careful consideration, need to rely on sound scientific evidence and be led by the industry itself.

“Our findings were that basic payment subsidies are unlikely to survive Brexit, but there needs to be a transitional period to allow the industry to adjust.”