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1: Farmers union looks forward

“Brexit offers the opportunity for change, to build a bold and ambitious policy environment for the future.

Our vision is simple. That competitive, sustainable and profitable UK farm businesses are central to a dynamic food supply chain. British farmers should deliver an increasing proportion of the nation’s requirement for high quality, safe, affordable food, as well as developing new export markets.

Alongside this, our farmers must be able to continue with sound environmental stewardship of the 70 per cent of the UK land area they manage and maintain their reputation for the highest standards of animal health and welfare.”

Foreword to National Farmers Union document Domestic Agricultural Policy: a Framework for Success, October 2017

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