EU Agriculture Commissioner meets with NFU officeholder team

Phil Hogan with Welsh and English office holders HQ May 18_53825

L-R: NFU Cymru President John Davies; NFU President Minette Batters; EU Commissioner Phil Hogan; NFU Cymru Deputy President Aled Jones; NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts; NFU Deputy President Guy Smith

Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, visited NFU HQ, Stoneleigh on Friday 4 May for a proactive discussion with NFU officeholders covering Brexit, trade, crop protection and more.

The meeting coincided with the announcement that the Commission had agreed to UK requests for EU rules on crop diversification to be relaxed following the excessive rain that has delayed crop planting. More details on how this will be implemented for England is expected from the RPA/Defra shortly.

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