6th February 2017 – David Warburton, MP for Frome, today held a Q & A session for members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) in the Frome and Radstock district, addressing a wide range issues affecting the local farming industry including how farmers will be impacted by Britain’s exit from the EU.
Hosted by local farmer Paul Candy of Pylle Farm, Trudoxhill, the meeting was attended by a dozen members of the local farming community including Andrew Smith representing Stratton-on-the-Fosse NFU and Matt Uren, Somerset County Advisor for the NFU.
David said, “As always, I was delighted to take part in a very stimulating and rewarding discussion with local NFU members, this time from the Frome and Radstock district. Farming is such an enormously critical part of our local environment here in Somerset and its vital that we continue to keep the interests of the local agricultural industry at the forefront.
“As we know, the process of leaving the EU is a complex one and will of course impact the farming industry. But I hope that today’s discussions went some way to reassuring NFU members that although we’re certainly looking at unchartered waters, we have a pretty good compass, and there really is huge potential for a very positive impact on the UK’s agriculture and food industry as we unfetter ourselves from the European Union.”