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Vegetables

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th March 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage farmers to grow vegetables.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Our horticultural sector produces a wide range of excellent, healthy products. The sector continues to innovate and use new technologies which have enabled it to take advantage of market opportunities both at home and overseas. The Government is keen to work with the horticulture sector to build on this success and help it flourish.

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