A Cabinet Minister has said Kent’s farmers can play a “key role” in helping to make British food producers amongst the best in the world.
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, Liz Truss, made the comments after meeting with local farmers and NFU representatives in Wouldham on Monday 27 October.
Mrs Truss was invited for talks at Ringshall Farm by Kelly Tolhurst , the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Rochester and Strood.
Amongst the issues discussed were exports of goods, agricultural crime and the role of the Rural Payments Agency.
Liz Truss said:
“It was great to be invited by Kelly to come and meet local farmers and to discuss the issues facing the industry. I want UK farming to be number one in the world and whether it’s their first class fruit, veg, meat or cereals, Kent’s farmers have a key role to play in helping us achieve this.
“The Conservatives will continue to bat for our farmers, at home and abroad, ensuring that they have a secure future and are able to go from strength to strength, producing tasty and nutritional food.
Kelly Tolhurst added:
“It was fantastic to have Liz join us in Wouldham to talk to our hardworking local farmers about the issues which matter to them. Our rural communities deserve a strong voice to represent them in Parliament and I hope to earn this privilege in the coming weeks.”