"Champion British food and farming", Raymond urges new PM

NFU president Meurig Raymond has told new prime minister Theresa May he looks forward to working together to help shape an agricultural policy which encourages growth, innovation, productivity and profitability.

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In a letter to 10 Downing Street, Raymond wrote: "The NFU has an ambitious vision and our members are keen to achieve even more for Britain; with a rapidly growing population, declining food self-sufficiency, and new export markets there is huge potential for growth."

He called for an agricultural policy "based on sound science and crucially one which guarantees the support given to our farmers will be on par with farmers in the EU who will still be our principle competitors".

He added: "I want our new Prime Minister to champion British food and farming and I have extended an open invitation to her to meet with me and my fellow officeholders in order to share our vision for an exciting, dynamic and profitable future."


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