“I would like to congratulate Ms Leadsom on her appointment at this crucially important time. Farming, more than any other sector, will be enormously affected by the result of the EU referendum and the new Secretary of State has a key role to play in the forthcoming negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the world.
“For the crop protection industry it is vital that the UK continues to promote a science based approach to regulation in Europe while the UK remains part of the EU. Longer term there must be a smooth transition to life outside the EU where we can continue to incentivise and support the crop protection sector whilst promoting modern, productive agriculture and a competitive UK farming sector.
“Our industry looks forward to working with the new Secretary of State to develop a new and improved system that champions a science led regulatory approach and which supports UK farmers in ensuring a healthy, safe, reliable and affordable food supply.”