CLA president talks farming with Tony Blair

UK - The Country Land and Business Association used a meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday (10 October) to stress the importance of a profitable agriculture sector to the rural economy and the wider rural community.
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“I expressed in clear terms to the Prime Minister the CLA’s concerns about the direction of UK farming policy; especially the problem of farmers’ capacity to cope with regulatory costs,” said CLA president David Fursdon.

“I was particularly encouraged by the Prime Minister’s acknowledgement of the situation facing the dairy industry,” he added.

In addition to discussing the CLA’s submission to the Competition Commission’s enquiry in to the grocery market Mr Fursdon said he made a point of using farming specific examples to illustrate issues over planning and countering negative public opinion.

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