Farming leaders are likely to meet formally with the Prime Minister, Theresa May, following a “good conversation” between her and NFU president Meurig Raymond at a conservative event held in her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday (25 September).
Mr Raymond told Farmers Weekly that the pair had discussed the issues around Brexit, including access to labour and future trade relationships for 20-25 minutes. He added that she had said she looked forward to seeing the NFU’s formal post-Brexit policy document which is expected to be published following an NFU Council meeting on 11 October.
A date for formal negotiations between farming organisations and the government, which has said it will not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the European Union until the new year, although Ms May urged Mr Raymond to work closely with both the Home Office and the department for leaving the EU.
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