31 MAY 2017

Dr Dan supports Suffolk Farmers at this year's Suffolk Show

Visiting the Suffolk Show, Dr Dan was pleased to attend a special Brexit Briefing Breakfast event hosted by the NFU. President of the NFU, Meurig Raymond and their Director of EU Exit and International Trade, Nick von Westenholz set out the NFU's aims and ambitions for British agriculture post-Brexit.

Key issues which factored highly on the "wish list" are trade agreements that work for British farming and in particular, paying heed to the outstanding record of welfare and environmental production standards that are currently adhered to here. In addition, access to a competent and reliable workforce was cited as a key priority, as was the importance of creating a domestic agriculture policy which promotes growth and drives productivity.

Dr Dan regularly meets with farmers and food producers in Central Suffolk and was pleased to offer his support again this morning at Suffolk's flagship event, the annual Suffolk Show. This year saw the show bathed in sunshine and visitors came out in their droves to enjoy all the very best that Suffolk has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is making an excellent case for the steps that the Government are taking to promote apprenticeships in the agricultural sector. Given the fact that many people decide on where their careers will take them at a relatively early age—it is probably around age 13 or 14—what steps can be taken to encourage younger people to think about careers in agriculture and the whole...

Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. He makes a good point, because although the Government have had tremendous success in expanding apprenticeships and vocational training opportunities in many industrial sectors, there is a problem in getting younger people engaged in farming. What are his thoughts on taking a more holistic view of farming, in the context of the whole...