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Farmers’ union backs staying in EU

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Farmers’ interests are best served by remaining in the European Union, the National Farmers’ Union says.

The union said on the “balance of existing evidence available” the interests of farmers were best served by staying in Europe.

The position of the union – which has 55,000 members in England and Wales – was announced following a vote by its council.

However, the NFU said it would not be actively campaigning in the referendum.

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