As well as growing and producing high quality, healthy food that we all eat and enjoy, British farmers are custodians of our beautiful countryside, leaders in animal welfare and champions of renewable energy. What’s more, the UK food and farming industry makes a fundamental contribution to our economy, providing millions of jobs and supporting rural and urban communities up and down the country.
Meeting with Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union, I outlined to her my aspirations for the sector and where our place can be in the world.
As your MP, I will wholeheartedly back British Farming and ensure that we have a thriving agricultural sector with global aspirations. We have a great offering, with brilliant farming businesses situated across the Keighley and Ilkley Constituency and beyond, and we shouldn’t be afraid to shout about this from the roof tops.