Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has supported plans to back the constituency’s farmers and food producers following the launch of the Government’s first ever Food Strategy.
Mrs Harrison said: “The Food Strategy is good news for farmers, food producers and consumers here in Copeland.
“From spending on innovation, to releasing additional visas for seasonal workers and creating career pathways in the sector, the announcements today will provide a real boost.
“It is the Conservatives that will always champion British food and drink, and enable the sector to reap the benefits of the opportunities that lie ahead.”
With plans to boost food production in key sectors, drive innovation and harness new technology, the Strategy will support domestic production, create jobs and grow our local economy.
It also sets out the importance of maintaining and boosting food security, including plans to strengthen the resilience of our supply chains and boost domestic production to help protect against future economic shocks and crises.
Mrs Harrison recently met with a group of farmers from the Bassenthwaite and Keswick area to discuss the issues they are currently facing, including food security, and a series of follow-up meetings are planned.