Many constituents have asked how Molly is responding to the consultation by DEFRA on the future of farming, with a view to using the response to inform their own responses.
A draft response is available here.
This is still a ‘work in progress’ document but we hope it will offer you some inspiration. A final submission will be posted in due course.
It draws upon a range of visits and meetings by Molly and her team across the South West constituency with farmers, food producers, land managers and others who are intimately connected with the land and animal farming. These range in scale from micro-dairy and small Community Supported Agriculture operations to large farming estates exporting internationally; from ‘conventional’ farming using the full range of mechanical equipment and chemicals to organic, labour-intensive models.
The response also draws on two reports Molly commissioned on farming policy post-Brexit