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Farming is Somerset's second biggest business - but Somerset farmers have to try harder. The soil may be rich, but the landscape doesn't make it easy for anyone....everything from frequently-flooded wetlands on the Levels to bleak hills. Dairy farming is in the doldrums. Sheep farming is much less than lucrative. Farm incomes are at an all-time low. Subsidies are under threat. European Agricultural Policy is being reformed. And many who work on the land believe that central government ignores their plight. I have created a Farm Forum within the constituency to ensure that local expertise is heard and properly used. Please CONTACT ME if you would like to join or need specialist advice.
Signing a giant boot at Westminster for LEAF
one of the many farming organisations I support.
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The two biggest food producers in the constituency:
http://www.wsfm.now-online.net/news.htm Proof that I visit the Farmers' Markets in person!
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