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Workforce issues and animal welfare high on agenda in agricultural manifestos

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CALLS for clarity around the status of non-UK EU workers also feature in the manifestos of agricultural organisations. As with the veterinary workforce, access to EU workers is vitally important to the agricultural industry.

In its manifesto, the National Farmers' Union (NFU) raises concern about the competitiveness of the UK's food supply chain if restrictions are placed on labour after Brexit. It calls for the next government to urgently clarify the rules around EU migrants following the end of free movement. …

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