Q&A: Stephen Smout, McLarens

Steve Smout McLarens

Stephen Smout, head of McLarens’ UK and Ireland agriculture practice, discusses the regulatory and technological factors that have brought British farming to a crossroads, and the role the insurance sector could play supporting farmers going forwards.

Why is agriculture changing now?

After the Second World War, agriculture was really straightforward. We’d had such a scare with the U-boats, we had to feed ourselves and government subsidies were

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