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Yorkshire farmers: 'We need a long-term plan after Brexit vote'

Yorkshire farmers are calling for a long-term plan to support the industry as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

Speaking on the opening day of the Great Yorkshire Show, members of the NFU said the need to champion British produce around the world was greater than ever to meet the challenges Brexit would pose.

Goole farmer Guy Poskitt spoke gave Calendar his views.

Travel: Traffic delays around Harrogate as crowds head to Great Yorkshire Show

Traffic delays are being reported in and around Harrogate as thousands of people head to the Great Yorkshire Show.

  • There is very slow traffic on the exit slip road on the A1(M) southbound at junction 47 for the A168/A59 (Allerton Park) and congestion to junction 48 for the A168/A6055 (Boroughbridge).
  • Traffic is heavier than usual on the A59 York Road eastbound at Knaresborough and stop-start traffic between the B6164 Wetherby Road and the A1(M) as well as congestion on the B6164 Grimbald Crag Way to A658, with a 10mph average speed
  • Traffic is also heavier than normal on the Leeds Road at Pannal between Fulwith Road and the Prince of Wales Roundabout


Record-breaking Yorkshire Rows plan book charting their epic adventure

Two of the 'Yorkshire Rows', Helen Butters and Janette Benaddi Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Rows have told Calendar they are planning to bring out a book about their heroic trans-Atlantic journey.

The four mums became the oldest femal crew to row the Atlantic when they spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua earlier this year.

And they say they're already planning another epic endurance feat – but this time on land. The women were keeping tight-lipped about exactly what was in the pipeline but suggested it could involve a trek across the desert or the North Pole.

Thousands flock to Great Yorkshire Show

Crowds arrive for the Great Yorkshire Show Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of people are descending on Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Over the next three days more than 120,000 people are expected to visit the annual agricultural spectacular, which is in its 158th year.

A cricket legend, TV stars and world record breakers will be among this year's star guests.

The Yorkshire Rows are displaying their boat today for the very first time since they became the oldest female crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year.

For one day only, the public will be able to see first-hand where the four mums from Yorkshire spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.

Geoffrey Boycott will be a special guest on Tuesday, when the public will have chance to meet the legend who was a leading light in English cricket for a quarter of a century.

The winner of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2016 will also be announced

Last minute preparations underway for Great Yorkshire Show

Last minute preparations are underway for this year's Great Yorkshire Show which starts in Harrogate tomorrow.

The Great Yorkshire Show starts tomorrow Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Around 50,000 visitors a day are expected at the Great Yorkshire Showground for a variety of classes and displays.

There is a serious side though - the impact of the Brexit vote on farmers and agriculture will be discussed at a special event later in the week.

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