NFU President, Minette Batters, is to meet the Prime Minister to push the case for British agriculture ahead of Brexit.
The aim is to raise a range of food and farming concerns from NFU growers and livestock producers when she meets the PM on 26 June 2018.
We know full well that farmers face major challenges as the UK prepares to leave the EU and this meeting comes just weeks before the government expects to publish its Agriculture Bill. The Bill will outline the UK's policies for food and farming post Brexit.
The concern is that British food needs to remain affordable whilst still enabling British farmers to make a living. The other topics to be discussed are access to labour, fair trade and animal welfare.
“This is not about a policy for the privileged few, this is about everyone,” she said. “We have been clear from day one: we as farmers want to produce food for all incomes in this country. “Nobody, no person, whatever income they are on, must be disadvantaged from being unable to buy high-quality, affordable British food.”