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High British farming standards are not up for negotiation - Farron

January 27, 2017 11:57 AM

Tim Farron farmingTheresa May must not betray British farmers by bartering away high British agricultural standards, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has said today ahead of the Prime Minister's discussions with President Trump.

Theresa May is visiting the US today, and is expected to discuss trade with President Trump.

Tim said: "Theresa May is set to discuss trade today with President Trump, yet she must not betray farmers by bartering away the high farming standards that the UK is famous for. It's not an even playing field if Cumbrian farmers face rigorous rules about how they treat animals, use land, and use chemicals, and farmers in the US do not.

"British farms are renowned for their high standards, and May must not allow them to be undercut by US produce which doesn't meet the same requirements."