It’s a weird paradox.

Since 2017, we have been assured that our exceptional standards on food safety and animal welfare would not be lowered when the UK government negotiated post-Brexit trade deals.

Yet here we are, three years later, and it seems that chlorinated chicken and beef from cattle injected with hormones fall outside that remit.

The Agriculture Bill does not set any environmental or welfare rules for farm imports after Brexit, giving chicken and beef from the US a free pass into this country.

Given that both these practices are banned in Wales, how can it be right that we will allow imports of meat that are exempt from the standards we expect of our farmers?

This deal is a serious threat to Welsh agricultural standards and markets.

Opening the floodgates to cheap imports from the US that don’t meet strict criteria demanded of Welsh farmers will drive them out of business.

Not only will such imports destroy our own markets for high quality farm produce, it will sit uneasily with consumers.

By capitulating to American demands, Britain is abandoning a position it had held since 2017.

British farmers and consumers stand to lose considerably over the government’s mollification of Donald Trump.

Farmers, environmentalists and consumer groups had begged the government to honour the pledge in its manifesto to not undermine food standards and the future of British farming with low-quality imports in post-Brexit trade deals.

My family farms in Pembrokeshire, a rural county where agriculture is a key industry, and yet our two MPs, Stephen Crabb and Simon Hart, did not hold the government to account on its promises to protect British food and farming.

When members of their own party sought an amendment in the Agriculture Bill to require a level playing field between British and overseas farmers in future trade agreements our MPs voted against that amendment.

Make of that what you will.