Views Sought on Devon's Agriculture


Grazing sheepAre you a Devon farmer, or otherwise involved in agriculture in the County?  If so, Devon County Council’s Agriculture Task Group would like to hear from you.

The group, chaired by Barnstaple Lib Dem County Councillor Brian Greenslade, is investigating ways in which the council, its partners and central government can support, sustain and develop the industry.

In particular will be the impact Brexit will have on the industry and the way the inevitable changes that will result will be managed.

Councillor Brian Greenslade said: “As important as agriculture is to the pounds and pence of the Devon economy, it’s also an industry responsible for what makes Devon one of the most desirable counties in the UK in which to live and work. Without a thriving agriculture industry, we would all be the poorer for it in many ways.

“Periodically we take the temperature of the industry, a health-check. Devon County Council already supports the industry through a number of different ways, but we want to look again at the challenges that the sector is facing, at the support it might need and who’s best placed to provide that support.

“We’re inviting farmers and related businesses to let us know what their concerns for the future are, and what support they feel they need to sustain and develop the industry.”

To present your views to the task group, email scruitiny@devon.gov.uk


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