Fruit, flower and mushroom growers were denied a seat at a Northern Ireland Brexit body, MPs have been told.
The chair of the Horticulture Forum told a Westminster committee that a request to join a departmental steering group had been turned down.
Dr Barbara Erwin said she had asked a senior civil servant but had been told they were a small group.
A department spokesman said the producers were represented by others on the steering group. A mushroom industry representative said 23 businesses she spoke for, had significant concerns about the future of their industry.
Northway’s Elaine Shaw told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry on the impact of Brexit on agriculture that their produce was crossing the border without impediment at present.
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