With a family background in farming and having experience as a Parliamentary Officer of the NFU, I know just how important it is for our farmers’ concerns to be heard locally and in Westminster. In the face of global climate change, it is vital to maintain open lines of communication with this hugely important sector in order to maintain the quality of our food and the productivity of the sector.
That’s why I was delighted to meet with local NFU representatives on Friday to talk all things farming. Our discussion ranged from issues about water usage rights and public rights of way, to more general concerns about the environment and the labour market.
My next step will be to ensure their voices and concerns are heard by Ministers and officials in Westminster, and I look forward to following up with them in the weeks and months ahead.
Rest assured, I will continue to fight for East Anglian farming here in Norfolk, and in Westminster.