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Greg Meets Local Farmers

Greg has met East Yorkshire farmers to discuss environmental and agricultural concerns, including the importance of food production and on-going drainage issues.

The meeting, organised by the National Farmers Union, followed a farm visit organised by local farmer John Gatenby.

Farmers emphasised their wish to see long term planning form part of the new agenda for agriculture. Other issues discussed covered farm biodiversity and sustainable food production.

Sir Greg said afterwards that he welcomed the positive and constructive meeting and that he would be relaying the views expressed during the wide-ranging discussion to the agriculture minister George Eustice MP at Westminster.

Sir Greg added: “British farmers produce food to some of the highest standards in the world and as new schemes of support are put in place, we need to ensure that we incentivise sustainable food production alongside environmental improvements.