24 June 2016
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will undoubtedly cause a period of uncertainty about the future of farming and youth development in this country. However, the NFYFC is determined to act quickly to support all of its members who may be affected by this morning’s result.
The NFYFC’s five steering groups, including the Agriculture & Rural Issues (AGRI) steering group, will meet tomorrow (Saturday 25th June) to discuss the result of the EU Referendum. The steering groups will also discuss proposed policy requirements and proposals with all of the NFYFC’s Council representatives.
An AGRI representative will be in attendance at the NFU’s extraordinary Council meeting on 1st July. We have also scheduled meetings with representatives from Defra. We look forward to working with industry stakeholders to build a solid British agricultural policy and with other youth organisations to ensure that the needs of today's young people are not tarnished by this result.
The NFYFC has been delighted to see so many Young Farmers actively participating in this campaign. Members have expressed a wide range of differing opinions about how this vote might affect the future of the country. But now is the time to unite and work together to ensure that our members' voices are heard, so that they can continue to work in a strong and viable industry.
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