September 27th, 2016

Farming on the agenda during MEP’s visit to Bromsgrove

Updated: 4:32 pm, Jan 22, 2016

COUNTY MEP Daniel Dalton touched base with one of Bromsgrove’s oldest farms to discuss issues facing local poultry and arable farmers.

Mr Dalton met with farmer Jonathan Smalley along with representatives from the National Farmers Union (NFU).

The MEP discussed some of the key concerns around competition, disease control, EU farm payments and best practice for promoting British produce.

Mr Dalton said: “Jonathan and the NFU helped me to see first-hand the challenges facing our farm businesses, which I will highlight wherever possible in Brussels.

He added: “Jonathan and his family have farmed in Bromsgrove for over half a century and know their industry inside out.

“Supporting our local farmers is something I am passionate about.

“I want British farmers to trade on a level playing field with their counterparts in the rest of Europe and in the rest of the world, and it is vital that the rules are fair and equitable to ensure they can do just that.”