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This week has seen the publication of manifestos from the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats – each promising to look after the interests of British farmers.

The Conservative’s headline promise was to guarantee current levels of farm support until 2022 – extending the government’s previous commitment to maintain support to 2020.

They also pledged to make CCTV in slaughterhouses compulsory and to limit the export of live animals.

Labour, meanwhile, has pledged to protect farmers from cheap imports post-Brexit, and secure continued EU market access.

It also wants to reinstate the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme, ban neonicotinoid seed treatments and end the badger cull.

Centrepiece of the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto is a promise to offer a second vote on the terms of any Brexit deal.

For farmers it has also pledged to strengthen the powers of the Grocery Code Adjudicator, shift subsidies away from direct payments towards the environment, and to ban caged hens.

How these pledges will sway voters remains to be seen.

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