Food Security News & Updates

Brexit Update

Since our report in 2015 (pre-Brexit), much has happened to affect our outlook on what is ahead for UK Farming.

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Rural Support is helping 200 families

Figures from the Department of Agriculture published recently show the average farm income is around £13,500 – this is down 46%.

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Some studies downplay the importance of food security – Alistair Burt, MP

“Some studies on the future of agricultural policy, such as a recent one by the Centre for Policy Studies, rather downplay the importance of *food security*.

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Vitally important rural areas – Chris Davies, MP

“We agree that we must do all we can to support our vitally important rural areas…

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Question from: Dr Liam Fox (MP), Secretary of State for Defence 2010-2011

On 14th December 2015, Dr Liam Fox (MP) posed a question to Ms Liz Truss (MP), the current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, “

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Rural Support is helping 200 families

Figures from the Department of Agriculture published recently show the average farm income is around £13,500 – this is down 46%.

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Responses to Dame Helen Ghosh – article in the Telegraph

Your front page article on Thursday entitled ‘Brexit can transform our Countryside’ shows the scant regard that Dame Helen Ghosh (a former Permanent Secretary at DEFRA) has for the Government’s responsibility to secure the necessary food supply for our 64 miliion+ people in the UK.

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The impact of Brexit on farming

In July 2016 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering initiated a House of Lords debate on the impact of Brexit on UK farming. The debate raised some very potent points and interesting figures.

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