Since the EU referendum, the post-Brexit future for agricultural, regional and rural policies in the UK have been hotly debated. Few of these debates have taken account of the role of the devolved governments in relation to these policies. Although agriculture, regional and rural policy have been heavily influenced by the EU for decades, the devolved governments have played an important role in their development and administration. Repatriating the policies to the UK will pose many political and economic challenges. This paper discusses alternative futures for these policies, taking into account the potential role of the devolved governments.
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