According to the results of a new poll published in Farmers Weekly, a clear majority of British Farmers believe Britain should exit the EU.
58% of those polled say they will vote to leave the EU, as opposed to 31% who will vote to remain (11% undecided).
Commenting on the poll, the Farming Minister – Camborne, Redruth & Hayle MP George Eustice – said he was not surprised by the figures.
He commented: “Virtually every problem they (the farmers) bring to me is a direct consequence of dysfunctional EU rules and regulations.
“The NFU’s own recent study showed that, if we left the EU, there would be a firming in farm gate prices and a recovery in farm incomes.
“If we stopped sending £350 million a week to the EU, we would save more than enough money to fund a national agriculture policy. We would regain control and have the power to deliver the change that farming craves.”