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NFU to launch 'most significant' Brexit consultation

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) has announced plans to launch farming’s “most significant consultation” over the impact of Brexit on agriculture.

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The announcement followed an extraordinary NFU Council meeting, during which union president, Meurig Raymond, said the Government must not ignore the economic importance of the farming sector, adding that it is the bedrock of the UK’s largest manufacturing industry, food and drink, and is worth £108 billion.

“Currently there are lots of uncertainties for farming, with trade agreements, labour, financial support, legislation all being up in the air,” he said, promising that the NFU will consult its members, in every sector, to ensure that everyone can have a say in shaping the future of farming for them, their children and their grandchildren.

Urging all farmers to take part in the planned consultation, he added that the country needs a policy that ensures a profitable, productive and sustainable future for British farming.

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