Former NFU president to speak on Brexit - The Stratford Observer

Former NFU president to speak on Brexit

Stratford Editorial 2nd Jan, 2018   0

BREXIT remains a hot topic in Stratford as negotiations continue.

Former NFU president Sir Peter Kendall is set to give a free talk on British agriculture and Brexit on Wednesday January 10, 7pm at Stratford High School.

The UK’s decision to leave the EU could mean explosive changes to British agriculture since the UK signed up to the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 1973.

The CAP was designed to provide a sustainable supply of safe, affordable food and a decent standard of living for farmers and agricultural workers.

Sir Peter – an arable farmer from Bedfordshire – was president of the NFU for eight years and in recognition of his services to the agricultural industry, received a knighthood in 2015.

Stratford4Europe Chair Jonathan Baker said: “Agriculture is such an important industry in the district so we are expecting Sir Peter’s talk will appeal to the huge number of people involved in it locally as well as to everyone who cares about the quality of the food on their plate, not to mention the environment in which they live and other related matters like animal welfare and the ethics of food production.”

Doors will open at 6.30pm and the talk will last until 9pm.

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