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
John Tingey, arable, Gloucestershire
Jamie Butler, dairy farmer from Hampshire
Andrew Loftus, livestock, Yorkshire
Amy Panton, livestock coordinator, Lancashire
Keith Davis, dairy farmer, Gloucestershire
Richard Findlay, mixed farm, Yorkshire
Hugh Broom, beef and sheep, Surrey
Peter Davidson-Smith, arable & sheep farmer, Gloucestershire
How to make your voice heard
- Have your say at an NFU meeting in your region. Find out where your nearest meeting is here.
- Email your views to the NFU’s Brexit team at QnJleGl0QG5mdS5vcmcudWs= by 27 April.
- Get in touch with your national or regional sector board as it discusses the vision for British farming.
- Email Defra directly at YWdyaWN1bHR1cmVjb25zdWx0YXRpb25AZGVmcmEuZ3NpLmdvdi51aw==