Farming

Rishi Sunak answers Wensleydale farmers' questions

DAIRY farmers who supply milk to the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes fired a series of questions about Brexit to Richmond MP Rishi Sunak.

Mr Sunak attended the annual meeting of the Wensleydale Milk Producers Group held at the Wensleydale Rugby Club in Leyburn.

VIDEO: Agriculture Minister answers farmers' questions

Farming Minister George Eustice MP came to Wensleydale RUFC at Leyburn at the invitation of Rishi Sunak to answer farmers' questions about Brexit, subsidies, trade deals, animal welfare, promoting British food, environmental stewardship and the use of glyphosate weedkiller.

Farming Minister to answer North Yorkshire farmers’ questions

RISHI Sunak MP is bringing a senior Government minister to his constituency to answer farmers’ questions about their industry.

Farming Minister George Eustice has accepted an invitation from the Richmond MP to attend the event in Leyburn next month.

Unlock potential of young farmers, says Rishi Sunak

A REPORT highlighting the potential of young farmers to drive the rural economy has been backed by MP Rishi Sunak.

Mr Sunak said young farmers were one of the keys to growth in rural Britain and the country ignored their enthusiasm at its peril.

Rishi Sunak writes to Minister about rural business rates

RICHMOND MP Rishi Sunak has written to the Government about "eye-watering" increases in business rates faced by auction marts.

The livestock markets at Hawes, Leyburn and Northallerton are facing increases of up to 270 per cent following one of the regular reviews of the rating system.