Meeting with Richard Macdonald, Deputy Chair, Environment Agency.
Last night, Farmer Network members who are also members of the UK Discussion Group had an online meeting with Richard McDonald. Farmers from across the UK shared their concerns about the Farming Rules for Water, the Clean Air Act and the new ELM schemes. Farmers expressed their frustrations about the mixed messages they are receiving with policies not being joined up. There was a good debate and Richard MacDonald promised further discussion in future. The Farmer Network is a partner in the UK Farmer Discussion Group and to find out more and to join the Group free of charge, contact Head Office 01768 868615.