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Presidential Visit

Presidential Visit

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We were honoured to welcome NFU President to Craggs & Co. Meurig Raymond visited East Close Farm, Sedgefield in October where he met a group of members to hear their thoughts and opinions on relevant issues and concerns facing farmers today.

Mr Raymond was keen to tour the entire farm business enabling him to see the infrastructure which allows our 2,000-acre farm to produce an annual average of 8,000 tons of Group 1 milling wheat. It was also a great opportunity to talk about our diversification into spelt flour production and the launch of Craggs & Co.

It was fascinating to hear how Mr Raymond is constantly striving to ensure that farming and food production remains high on the political agenda. This influence is of paramount importance to the agricultural industry as we approach uncertain times with regards to Brexit and the possible glyphosate ban.

Speaking to a selection of local farmers Mr Raymond commented on the increased importance of supporting British farmers and produce. Farmers have thrived on the free-movement of cost effective European labour, access to continental consumers and financial subsidies but with Brexit looming it is essential that British farmers and their produce receive Government and public support to protect and maintain our strong British farming businesses.

Obviously, this is something we, as Farmers, feel very passionate about. By visiting farms, like ours, and listening to representatives from mixed farming enterprises, we are grateful that the NFU is supporting our farming needs and is wholeheartedly backing our British produce.

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