British farmers, including one from Suffolk, prepare a food hamper for Liam Fox MP

Farmers with the hamper prepared for Liam Fox. Andrew Blenkiron, who manages the Euston Estate in Su

Farmers with the hamper prepared for Liam Fox. Andrew Blenkiron, who manages the Euston Estate in Suffolk, is right of National Farmers' Union president Meurig Raymond, centre, in the purple tie. - Credit: Simon Hadley

Thirteen British farmers - including one from Suffolk - took to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) conference stage to help deliver a message to the Department for International Trade about the need to defend the industry.

A specially created hamper of the finest British and Red Tractor food is set to be sent to international trade secretary Liam Fox.

NFU president Meurig Raymond urged policy makers not to undersell British farmers, or trade it off against other sectors in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. He was joined by farmers from across the country, including Andrew Blenkiron, who manages the Euston Estate near Thetford.

“I have a special message for Liam Fox, who will be negotiating trade deals for Britain,” said Mr Raymond. “He must be proud of farming and not undersell it. Mr Fox must ensure that our high standards are maintained and we don’t open up our borders to cheap food produced at any cost.”


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