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NFU stresses importance of food and energy security to Prime Minister...

7th January, 2023.

The President of the NFU has recently met with the Prime Minister to discuss the significant issues facing British food and farming and the importance of a government which prioritizes food and energy security.

The meeting came after the NFU highlighted concerns that many farm businesses were reducing production to limit losses from soaring inflation and energy bills, and the risk that posed to Britain’s home-grown food supply.

NFU President Minette Batters stressed the importance of the Prime Minister honouring the commitments he made during the leadership race, especially his commitment to establish a food security target, underpinned by a statutory duty to monitor domestic food production, and to hold a UK-wide annual food security summit at Number 10.

The meeting also covered the opportunities for British food and farming, particularly in the fruit and vegetable sector, if supply chain issues can be resolved and production costs stabilized.........

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