One of the UK's biggest farming companies, Strutt & Parker Farms, has been put up for sale at an estimated £200m. It includes more than 30,000 acres of East Anglian farmland and includes four main farms, contracting and joint ventures, a sheep enterprise across land in Norfolk and farming enterprises in Cambridgeshire and elsewhere.
Land prices have been falling since 2015 amid uncertainty over the continuation of subsidies for farmers. The price of prime arable land peaked in 2014 at around £10,000 per acre and is now thought to be close to £9,000.
It will be extremely interesting to see what happens especially with the government having only guaranteed farming subsidies at the current EU level until the 2022 election and the possibility of a no deal Brexit.