On meeting with local members of the NFU I was brought up to date on a variety of matters within the local farming community.
Local representatives of the North Bucks Branch and I met at Woad Farm in Hanslope. One topic for discussion was the possible outcomes from the decision to leave the EU and the departure from the Common Agricultural Policy.
British farmers are already providing the highest standards in the world and naturally they wish to continue to work to these standards, ensuring they are sustained and endorsed by government.
During this period of change it's important that we listen to our farmers concerns. In the UK we are proud to be delivering the highest standards in the world for the consumer and I have written to the Agricultural Minister to ask that when negotiating new trade deals, these standards are taken into consideration and maintained.