MP Tim Farron calls for more help for upland farmers

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron Tim Farron

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron used questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask for more to be done to help upland farmers.

Mr Farron called for funding to be protected for the uplands, so that the domestic food supply can be safeguarded. He asked for the government to provide a decent successor to the Upland Entry Scheme.

“I asked this question because I don’t think any farmer should be forced closer to the breadline,” he said.

“Although I recognise that there have recently been improvements to dairy prices, these have been swallowed up by increases in the price of fuel and feed, meaning farmers are little better off.”

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4:33pm Tue 1 Apr 14

PeterRogerson says...

Can someone explain to me why farmers are to be given this funding, whereas many other business in and around the region are still going bust daily, and yet they are offered precious little protection?
Can someone explain to me why farmers are to be given this funding, whereas many other business in and around the region are still going bust daily, and yet they are offered precious little protection? PeterRogerson
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