Around 60 businesses from across the South West’s agricultural supply chain with a combined turnover of  more than £500 million and employing more than 6,000 people between them came together to back British farming at a summit meeting at Sedgemoor livestock market organised by the NFU. Machinery suppliers, feed merchants, retailers, farm accountants, agricultural colleges, banks and many others who benefit from a strong and profitable food and farming sector came together to lend their support to the NFU’s lobbying work on behalf of the industry.

The meeting was chaired by Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton and chairman of the Efra select committee, who said it was vital the agricultural and food sector spoke with one voice to make sure it was ‘fit for the new world’ that Brexit would bring.