Government command paper - have your say

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The consultation paper, also known as the government’s “Command paper” is arguably the most significant development in government laying out UK agricultural policy since the passing of the 1947 Agriculture Act. It sets out the government’s strategy for post Brexit agricultural policy that will succeed the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The government is keen to hear from farmers. Speaking earlier this year Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said that “there are huge opportunities for those in agriculture to play the leading role in shaping the future strategy”.

The NFU is on the front foot and has already set out its vision for the future policy. The NFU’s Framework for Success sets out a bold and ambitious policy for farmers to succeed post Brexit. This vision gives us a solid foundation from which to respond to the consultation but we want to build on that, continuing the conversation with our members across the country.

How to have your say

Members of the NFU’s policy directorate will be on hand in the regions to present the government’s proposals, alongside what the NFU’s position has been and how the NFU’s response is developing. We want your input to make sure that each and every one of our members has an opportunity to have their say on this very significant consultation, so that together the voice of farming and its interests are heard loud and clear by government and members of Parliament.   

If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please book your place with you NFU regional office. Find details for your regional office here. For members unable to attend, see the summary presentation given here. 

Use the links below to find a meeting in your region:
South West | East Anglia | South East | North East | East Midlands | West Midlands | North West

South West

19 MarchWiltshireAM
19 MarchWiltshirePM - afternoon
20 MarchDorsetAM
23 MarchGloucestershireAM
27 MarchDevonAM
27 MarchDevonPM - afternoon
27 MarchDevonPM - evening
28 MarchSomersetAM
29 MarchCornwallAM

East Anglia

16 AprilBeds / HuntsAM
17 AprilCambridgeshireAM
18 AprilSuffolkAM
18 AprilHertfordshireAM
19 AprilNorfolkAM
19 AprilEssexAM

South East

9 AprilBBO (North)AM
9 AprilBBO (South)PM - afternoon
10 AprilHampshireAM
10 AprilSurreyPM - evening
11 AprilWest and East SussexAM
12 AprilKentAM
12 AprilIsle of WightPM evening

North East

10 AprilYork EastPM - evening
10 AprilNorthumberlandPM - evening
11 AprilYorks & West RidingPM - evening
11 AprilNorth Riding and DurhamPM - evening

East Midlands

11 AprilMarket HarboroughAM
11 AprilNewarkPM - evening
12 AprilBakewellAM

West Midlands

10 AprilWorcestershirePM - evening
11 AprilShropshirePM - evening
12 AprilStaffordshirePM - evening
17 AprilHerefordshirePM - evening
17 AprilWarwickshirePM - evening

North West

16 AprilCheshirePM - evening
17 AprilLancashirePM - evening
18 AprilCumbriaPM - evening

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