Farming Minister Returns for Popular Cornish Event

Farming Minister Returns for Popular Cornish Event

PKF Francis Clark, Savills and Stephens Scown LLP are hosting a return visit for George Eustice – Minister for Farming, Fisheries and Food who is guest speaker at an evening seminar with local farmers at Healey’s Cyder Farm near Truro on 11 May.

With Government plans coming to fruition around the shape of the British Agricultural Policy post Brexit, and as we near the end of the consultation period for the Government paper ‘Health and Harmony; The future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit’ the evening will be the ideal opportunity to hear directly from the Minister and to put questions to him.

PKF Francis Clark Agricultural Partner Brian Harvey said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming the Minister back again. It will be a great opportunity to hear his thoughts on the future of the industry including options available to phase out direct payments, the range of ‘public goods’ which may qualify for support and the possible incentives for industry to invest in innovation and new technologies.”

Gareth Rowe Director at Savills went on to say:

“Both UK and Cornish agriculture is in a unique position as a national policy for food and farming is being developed for the first time in over 40 years. Don’t miss this chance to hear from, and put questions to, the Minister, one of the principal architects of the new policy.”

Kate Theophilus, partner in the rural team at Stephens Scown added:

“There is so much speculation around Brexit and what it will mean for the agriculture sector. That is making it hard for farmers to understand where the opportunities will lie. We hope that this event will provide some answers and will help farmers in Cornwall plan for the future.”

The free event is on 11 May and runs between 5.30pm and 7.00pm and is being held at Healey’s Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LW. To attend the event book online at www.pkf-francisclark.co.uk/events and to pose a question to the Minister please email ruth.warren@pkf-francisclark.co.uk

Picture caption: George Eustace MP and PKF Francis Clark Agricultural Partner Brian Harvey, pictured at last year’s event

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