PM pledges to back British farming post-Brexit

At Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament today (15 March), Theresa May pledged to "continue to back British farmers" after Britain has withdrawn from the EU.

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The Prime Minister said: "We do have an opportunity to build a new future for our food and farming industry when we leave the European Union.

"We will maintain the UK’s high standards of food safety and of animal welfare - that will be a priority for us and any trade deals we enter into will need to be right for consumers, for businesses, for farmers."

She added: "We recognise the need for certainty for businesses - we’ve already provided guarantees of support for farmers up to 2020 and we will continue to back British farmers."

NFU President Meurig Raymond said: "The Prime Minister rightfully says we have an opportunity to build a new future for our industry post Brexit.

"To maintain, or even accelerate, British farming’s contribution post-Brexit, we need Government to secure the right trade conditions and access to a competent and reliable workforce."

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