Farmers across the North East region are now responding to the government's ongoing consultation on future agricultural policy post-Brexit.
With a deadline set of 8 May for all responses to be submitted to Defra, farmers are speaking up to make sure the farming voice is heard loud and strong.
The NFU has a range of online tools to help its members take part including a guide to the Command Paper and guidance on how to respond, as various options are available.
At the region's four flagship meetings, that attracted more than 200 farmers this month, the message was clear: it is vital that farmers make time to respond, given that the policies developed on the back of the consultation will impact on every farming business in the coming months.
After the meetings, some of the farmers that took part highlighted some of the views that they will be putting to Defra: