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NFU Political Nov 15
Fantastic to have and Minister meeting local farmers in Westminster today - rural crime, HS2, the Ag Bill + trade on the agenda. A very busy day for MPs so thank you for seeing us.
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Luke Pollard MP Nov 13
Good discussion with farmers at this lunch time. We covered Brexit, farm workers, flooding, water stress, flooding and drought as well as food security. Thank you for the invite, it was good to hear your views today. I’ll feed them back into the team
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NFUsouthwest Nov 9
Thank you to for her time today with the local NFU team to discuss Agriculture Bill and the need to get it right for local farm businesses.
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Helen Whately Oct 29
Two weeks ago I grumbled to chef about selling imported apples during our Apple season - today very pleased to see a pile of British coxes and russets in the canteen. Thank you for listening! 😁
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NFU Political Oct 30
At the Ag Bill Committee today quotes President on the need to protect our high animal welfare standards post Brexit. She quite rightly says that 'if anyone knows what she's talking about it is the NFU President!' 👏
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NFU Political Oct 24
"Every citizen, no matter what they earn, should have access to high quality British food" says at today's session on the Agriculture Bill 🇬🇧
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NFU Political Oct 24
Another day, another Committee session on the Ag Bill. Many thanks to the and for inviting President to give evidence today.
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NFU Political Oct 23
The Ag Bill Committee is underway with the Director of Policy kicking things off in the second session of the day. Andrew Clark says that currently the Agriculture Bill does not have enough agriculture in it!
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NFU Political Oct 23
Certainty in how and when to invest needs to be as safeguarded as possible within the Ag Bill but does the current Bill have enough into it do this asks . Andrew Clark says it doesn't have the cast iron certainty it needs.
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NFU Political Oct 22
. gets it spot on when he says that 'the British egg, pig and poultry sectors all play a crucial role in feeding the nation'
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NFU Political Oct 18
. talking now in the House of Commons about the contribution British farmers, brewers and pubs make by working together & producing great British .
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NFU Political Oct 18
Great question from about the importance of British farmers growing fantastic & healthy and being able to acess the workforce needed to help harvest their produce.
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NFU Political Oct 18
's Stephen Pound asking what steps are taking to support dairy farmers as the UK leaves the European Union.
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Simon Hoare MP Oct 17
I’m very pleased I’ve been appointed as a member of the Bill Committee that will undertake the line by line scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill. Such an important Bill to get right for farmers, food producers and our environment
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NFU Political Oct 18
Replying to a question from , confirms it's not government policy to lower food standards once we leave the EU. Good news - but imporatnt this implies to IMPORTED food as well!
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NFU Political Oct 18
Good morning. It's Questions in the House of Commons this morning with backbench MPs being able to ask and George Eustice about , and the .
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NFU North West Oct 12
Great to meet Michael Amesbury MP for Weaver Vale and Shadow Minister for Employment this morning. Thanks to the Warburton family for hosting. @MikeAmesbury
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Martyn Oates Oct 12
"It seems to me an Agriculture Bill has to be about agriculture.....we need to improve the Bill" - North Devon MP . More on .
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NFU Political Oct 11
NFU Deputy President kicks off Lincolnshire summit in parliament with and
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Luke Pollard MP Oct 10
Today’s debate on the saw MPs set out suggestions on how to improve the bill. Access to affordable food should be part of that approach argued today.
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