APPGF launches report on the future of farming

APPGF launches report on the future of farming

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Farming (APPGF) has this week released its first report into The Future of Farming after the Agriculture Bill.  The Inquiry’s report includes industry contributions from the National Farmers’ Union; British Poultry Council; CLA; Compassion in World Farming; National Office of Animal Health; National Sheep Association and Southern Water, and provides a number of key recommendations for parliamentarians shaping the new legislation. The report was launched during a reception at the Houses of Parliament, hosted by Julian Sturdy MP and All Party Parliamentary Group on Farming Chair. During the evening, he thanked members for their the contributions to the enquiry and highlighted key themes and recommendations from the report as well emphasising the need for parliamentarians to continue to hear the voice of Farming as the Bill progresses. Henry Dimbleby also joined the event as a guest speaker, and discussed the role of farmers as producers and the importance of this in relation to the upcoming National...
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APPG for Farming hosted an informative event at Conservative Party Conference 2018:

APPG for Farming hosted an informative event at Conservative Party Conference 2018:

‘What does Brexit mean for farmers?’ On Tuesday 2 October, the APPG for Farming hosted an event at Conservative Party Conference to discuss what Brexit really means for the future success of the farming industry. The event, hosted in the PLMR Business Hub during Conference, included a strong representation from sector and parliamentary experts and public opinion analysists. Panellists included: Julian Sturdy MP, Chair of the APPG for Farming George Eustice MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Laura Townsend, Campaigns Director, 38 Degrees Tim Breitmeyer, CLA President Neil Carmichael, Secretariat for the APPG for Farming This discussion provided an opportunity for those in the room to define what the farming sector needs following Brexit, how current and future policy will shape this, and what the public opinion on farming really suggests. It was clear that there is a need for connectivity and support from the...
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APPG for Farming announces inquiry at Summer Reception

APPG for Farming announces inquiry at Summer Reception

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Farming officially announced it will be launching an inquiry on how farmers can contribute to the public good while continuing to ensure profitability in food production, at its Summer Reception in Parliament on Monday 25th June. The Reception, hosted by APPG Chair Julian Sturdy MP, presented a valuable opportunity for APPG members to discuss key issues facing the sector, such as the importance of protecting UK agriculture, particularly after Brexit; maintaining high standards of food production in the UK; and giving the whole industry a strong voice in Parliament. A range of cross-party MPs including Colin Clark, Alistair Carmichael, Ian Paisley, David Warburton and Mims Davies attended the event, alongside APPG members including: the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association, the National Office of Animal Health, the National Sheep Association, the National Trust and the British Poultry Council. All those in attendance welcomed the announcement of the inquiry, as too did third parties such as the Environment Agency. The...
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The future for food, farming and the environment

The future for food, farming and the environment

Summary Seeking views on our proposals for future agricultural policy in England. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 8 May 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Consultation description Leaving the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy will give us the chance for reform. We want to know your thoughts on the future of agricultural policy in England. Documents Consultation letter Health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit Annex A: Stakeholder proposals Annex B: Current Countryside Stewardship Options - Mid Tier, Higher Tier and Capital Items The future farming and environment evidence compendium ...
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