Farming

Winning payment pledge for hard-pressed farmers

THE boss of the Government agency responsible for processing millions of pounds of support payments to farmers has pledged to pay promptly following a plea from Rishi. Mark Grimshaw, chief executive of the Rural Payments Agency, was asked by Rishi how he could speed up the payments to farmers facing low prices for their livestock and milk.

Ten steps to help save British dairying

Rishi Sunak this week launched a ten-point plan to help beleaguered dairy farmers hit by the low price of milk. The plan follows his fact-finding tour of Wensleydale talking to farmers trying to cope with the crisis and last week’s emergency meeting of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee of which Mr Sunak is a member.

Backing Wensleydale's hard-pressed dairy farmers

DAIRY farmers facing the challenge of low milk prices made their views known to Rishi. Rishi spent a day touring Wensleydale speaking to more than 25 dairy farmers about the slump in prices which has hit their income.

Speaking with the Farming Minister about Backing our North Yorkshire Farmers

Farming is an integral part of our rural community here in North Yorkshire, and a top priority for me here in Richmond constituency. After countless farm-visits and a Farmers’ Forum, it was great to speak with DEFRA Secretary of State Liz Truss to speak with her about how the Government can be bolder and better at supporting our farmers.

Great Evening at my Farmers' Forum

Close to 60 farmers came to my Farmers' Forum at Northallerton Auction Mart to discuss the issues facing the industry and my priotities if I was elected as MP.

Tenant Farming

I met with the Chairman of the Tenant Farmers Association to better understand the particular needs of Tenant Farmers, an important part of our farming industry.

Hawes Auction Mart

Hawes Auction Mart this morning to meet with farmers. The auction mart here is 100 years old and renown for its September sales of North of England Mule sheep.

What Issues Do Local Abattoirs Face?

In some respects we are very aware of where our food comes from as we see sheep and cows every time we drive anywhere in the area. But abattoirs are also a crucial part of the supply chain getting food on to our plates at home.