MEPs Commit to Backing British Farming17 July 2014
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’
By signing the pledge, 33 MEPs have committed to using their position in European Parliament to champion the cause for British agriculture.
Mr Raymond said: "I am delighted to see that MEPs from all over the country were so keen to sign our Back British Farming pledge.
"By putting their name to it, we know that we’ve got vocal champions for British farming on our side in Brussels.
"Our members and staff will be making sure that our MEPs live up to their promises, holding them to account on the many vital issues affecting the farming industry such as delivering rewarding trade deals, securing an easier path towards sustainable growth, building fairness in to the supply chain, ending the current paralysing approach to crop protection and finally, taking the earliest opportunity to review the CAP and its misguided greening measures."
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