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PM calls for General Election

Last updated: 18 Apr 2017

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NFU Cymru President Stephen James said: “With farming arguably the sector most impacted by Brexit, NFU Cymru members will want to understand how each of the political parties plans to support profitable, productive and progressive agriculture for the future including securing the right post-Brexit trade deal which is so vital for Wales’ export driven agriculture. With agriculture a devolved matter, we will also be looking to see what each of the parties has to say about working with the devolved administrations to ensure the best possible future arrangements for Welsh agriculture.

“Throughout the next seven weeks NFU Cymru will ensure that all parties fully understand and engage with the food and farming community on the issues facing the sector both now and post-Brexit. British farms currently grow the raw ingredients for the UK food and drink manufacturing sector worth £108 billion and moreover the public want to continue to buy British food. For that to happen it’s vital that candidates recognise the enormous contribution that agriculture makes - for every £1 invested, farming delivers £7.40 back to this country – and back British farming.”

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