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Brexit, food and farming

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Following the EU referendum last year, Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she plans to trigger legal proceedings to leave the European Union next month.

With new opportunities on the horizon for the UK – and a complex journey of negotiations to navigate over the coming months – it’s an important time for the country, and for commerce. But what does it mean for British farming?

British farming is the bedrock of the food and drink industry, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector – even bigger than automotive and aerospace put together.

It contributes £108billion to the UK economy, and provides jobs to around 3.9 million people, together helping to sustain our nation’s economic wealth.

Independent organisations like the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have already highlighted British farming as being as important as the financial services sector in making Brexit a success – demonstrating why British farmers need our support more than ever before. Find out what you can do.

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  • Posted by: David MillsPosted on: 19/02/2017 13:29:06

    Comment: It is essential to support British Farming not only to ensure security of our food source but, also to protect our Countryside by sound, experienced environmental management.
  • Posted by: gloria percyPosted on: 19/02/2017 13:30:56

    Comment: Always buy as Local as possible at Farmers Markets and Farm shops and have done for years.
  • Posted by: Vivien MartinPosted on: 19/02/2017 14:49:21

    Comment: We're an island race, we need to be as self sufficient as we possibly can be. Buy British and keep our farmers working. Please.
  • Posted by: Sally HalfacrePosted on: 20/02/2017 16:23:29

    Comment: Very concerned that on leaving the EU we might have more food imports from the USA as part of a new trade deal with a resulting lowering of standards leading to an unfair advantage over British producers eg routine growth promoters in beef; GM crops to which I am totally opposed and the dunking of chickens in chlorine at slaughter.
  • Posted by: Jacky JenkinPosted on: 22/02/2017 12:06:13

    Comment: We are Cornish Dairy Farmers so back British on all foods 100%!!!
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