Defra Secretrary, Michael Gove, says he has 'heard and understood' a call by farmers to uphold high-quality British food production in post-Brexit trade agreements.  

Gove said British farmers must be better equipped than anyone to fulfil the national and global demand for high quality food.  

The NFU continues to call on the government to uphold food production amid a direction towards a green Brexit, one which emphasises environmental protection from farmers.