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Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (17 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I met farmers in Cumbria earlier this week. We are identifying the 600 farmers and making sure that we get the basic payments out to them as soon as possible. We have also put in place a farming recovery fund, to which farmers will be able to apply from tomorrow, to give them the extra funding needed to get their farms back to normal.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB (17 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...with the disease is costing the taxpayer £100million each year. Last year alone over 26,000 cattle had to be slaughtered in England to control the disease, causing devastation and distress for farmers and rural communities across large swathes of the country. The Government is taking strong action to deliver a long-term plan to eradicate the disease and protect the future of the UK’s...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Climate Change and Flooding (15 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...hon. Lady once and I want to make progress, in order to give the many constituency MPs who are part of the debate an opportunity to speak. I want to respond to the Opposition’s point about local farmers, some of whom I met yesterday. We are helping them to get their land sorted out, as much of it is covered with rubble. We are putting in place a special scheme to help farmers, which will...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agenda for December Agriculture and Fisheries Council (14 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...- Measures fixing certain aids and refunds related to the common organisation of the markets in agricultural products - Organic production and labelling of organic products - Empowering young farmers - Deteriorating situation in the pigmeat market (requested by the Polish delegation) - Quality concerns related to honey imported to the EU (requested by the Hungarian delegation) ...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Flooding (7 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...programme will mean that an additional 420,000 acres of farmland will be protected. In the specific case of the flooding in the north over the weekend, we will look at what more can be done to help farmers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Flooding (7 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. As well as making sure that farmland is protected as part of our six-year flood defence programme, we will look at the specific impacts on farmers. The farming Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice), will do more work on that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Flooding (7 Dec 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I agree with my hon. Friend that the Boston barrier is an extremely important scheme not just for local businesses in Boston but for farmers in the surrounding area. I met a group of local internal drainage boards to discuss what more can be done in Lincolnshire. I am very happy to update him on the modelling we have done and the forecasts we have made.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: November Agriculture and Fisheries Council (26 Nov 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...for Member States to reduce on-the-spot checks subject to meeting a number of criteria set out by the Commission;a collective claims system under Pillar 2 for Agri-Environment; andallowing farmers to modify their declarations for Greening parcels. There have also been changes to Voluntary Coupled Support, the Young Farmers Scheme and Market Measures. Furthermore Commissioner Hogan...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (5 Nov 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: This week we launched the great British food campaign to grow more, buy more and sell more British food. We will be harnessing the expertise of pioneering chefs, entrepreneurs and farmers to build the UK’s reputation as a great food nation. In the new year we will be establishing the great British food unit to bring together DEFRA exports and UK Trade and Investment into a single team to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: September’s Extraordinary Agriculture and Fisheries Council (17 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...in the livestock and dairy sector. There were also two Any Other Business items on the agenda. European Union Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen unveiled a €500 million aid package for farmers in all Member States, recognising the deteriorating market situation. The package will focus on: addressing cash-flow difficulties farmers are facing;stabilising markets through a new...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Farming (Use of Data and Technology) (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: We have some of the most innovative farmers in the world using technology to improve yields and reduce inputs like water and fertiliser. DEFRA is committed to helping them by opening up 8,000 rich datasets that will help to give farmers the information they need to improve their businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Farming (Use of Data and Technology) (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I am very much looking forward to visiting my hon. Friend and some of those innovative farmers in Shropshire. Shropshire is home to Harper Adams University, the National Centre for Precision Farming, and the mechanical engineering centre, which is a global centre for excellence in terms of modernising farming techniques.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I understand that our farmers, particularly in the dairy sector, are facing serious issues with low prices and cash-flow problems. That is why I am pressing the European Union to relax controls so that we can pay farmers promptly as well as working to build the British dairy industry of the future.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...the teeth she needs. We have also announced a working group looking at contracts, through AHDB Dairy, which will talk about how we share risk better along the supply chain so that it is not just farmers who are facing the consequences of low prices in the global markets. 16 [901285].

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: .... It is an important issue. It is also important that the public sector shows leadership so that we show where we source from and give transparency to new contracts that come up in order that local farmers can bid to supply these public sector contracts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...are buying British products. Although most of the milk we buy is British, we import the majority of yoghurt, cheese and butter, and I think that is where the real opportunities are for our dairy farmers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Promotion of British Food and Drink (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...), has discussed that matter with the industry. Of course, to help firms with the increased cost, the employment allowance will increase from £2,000 to £3,000 in April 2016, which means that a farmer will be able to employ four people full time on the national living wage and pay no national insurance contributions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Inspections (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I want to see farmers farming, not form-filling. That is why, by June 2016, we will have a single, co-ordinated farm inspection force and a single point of contact for farmers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: I can assure my hon. Friend that we hold regular discussions with Mark Grimshaw to ensure that we keep our commitment to the majority of farmers being paid by the end of December and the vast majority by the end of January. I am also pushing the European Commission to relax some of the inspection controls to make sure we can pay farmers properly. We need to do that to make it happen,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: The details of the €500 million scheme have yet to be decided, but I am clear that it has to go to immediate help for farmers. We know that many farmers are struggling to pay bills and have serious cash-flow issues, so as well as long-term measures such as getting a futures market for dairy to give more confidence and promoting exports, we need to help with cash flow, which I am clear is a...


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