Speak up for farming's future

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Farmers are making their views heard in a clear and united call on government to create a food and farming framework that will allow their businesses to thrive for generations to come.

As more than 35 member meetings are held across England, as well as discussion in national and regional sector boards and forums, NFU members have urged Defra to heed their advice on topics including BPS payments, future environmental stewardship schemes and the value of food as a public right.

The government expects 100,000 responses to its consultation paper Health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.

Hundreds of members have been having their say since its publication, with the process closing on 8 May.

The NFU will be responding in detail on behalf of more than 45,000 members in England after gathering views across the organisation during the consultation period. 

Here's a snapshot of some of the views from NFU members...

Dave Morgan, beef, sheep and arable, Herefordshire                       
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John Tingey, arable, Gloucestershire
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Jamie Butler, dairy farmer from Hampshire
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Andrew Loftus, livestock, Yorkshire
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Amy Panton, livestock coordinator, Lancashire
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Keith Davis, dairy farmer, Gloucestershire
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Richard Findlay, mixed farm, Yorkshire
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Hugh Broom, beef and sheep, Surrey
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Peter Davidson-Smith, arable & sheep farmer, Gloucestershire  
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