John Whittingdale visited the NFU stand at the Conservative Party Conference and met NFU Deputy President and Essex Farmer, Guy Smith.

John said: “Agriculture is still a major contributor to our local economy and I have regular meetings with the Maldon and Dengie NFU. I was therefore delighted to see Guy at the Conference. We had a good discussion about the opportunities and challenges for Agriculture which come from Brexit as well as the NFU’s Plan to achieve net zero Greenhouse gas emissions across the whole of agriculture by 2040”.