MP meets with local farmers and the NFU

Julian Smith MP met some local farmers and representatives of the NFU to discuss local concerns and consider the exciting opportunities presented by Brexit.

Julian Smith said: ‘I was interested to hear from them on a whole range of issues, from food security to farming subsidies after Brexit. Food and farming is a bedrock of our economy and environment, generating £110 billion a year and helping shape some of our finest habitats and landscapes - we are very lucky to have so many innovative farmers in our area. I am also pleased that the Government has pledged to match the £3 billion farmers currently receive in support from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) until 2022. It is important to engage extensively with farmers and their representatives on what a new support model should look like.’