The National Sheep Association (NSA) said it is joining the nation in waving goodbye to yet another Prime Minister, after just 45 days in the role.
NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “Today’s resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss shows yet more distrust running rampant through the current UK Government and causes further turmoil for industries across the country.
“Not only will the loss of another Prime Minister be a huge blow to any kind of continuity we might have expected to develop but it also puts the whole ministerial team at risk of another huge upheaval, especially if calls for a General Election are met.”
Mr Stocker continued: “Farmers across the UK have been struggling for the past 12 months with severely increased costs sometimes up to 150% over what they were paying for inputs before the war in Ukraine.
“This, coupled with little assurance or direction on future farming schemes and policy is making it incredibly difficult for farm businesses across the country to survive without building significant debt over the next six months.”
NSA said it is concerned that we may now see another ministerial reshuffle enforced, with the last six weeks simply causing disruption and a loss of confidence in agricultural and environmental policy.