Farming APPG

First Registered: 31/01/2018 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The APPG will allow Members to learn more about the world of British Farming. Through engagements and visits to an array of sites across the industry, the APPG will encourage parliamentarians to develop greater understanding and appreciation for the vital role that farming plays to our nation’s health and economy.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Farming

1. Organic farming statistics 2019
26/10/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Organic farming statistics 2019 Annual statistics about the UK organic farming sector.

2. Farming is changing in England from 1 January 2021
30/11/2020 - Natural England
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Found: Promotional material Farming is changing in England from 1 January 2021 Information

3. Piloting the Sustainable Farming Incentive: making an application
07/07/2021 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Guidance Piloting the Sustainable Farming Incentive: making an application How to prepare

4. Total income from farming in the UK forecast
11/12/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: income from farming in the UK forecast Annual forecast of total income from farming in the UK

5. Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot: agreement terms and conditions
07/10/2021 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Statutory guidance Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot: agreement terms and conditions

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Farming

1. Back British Farming Day
15/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered Back British Farming Day and the future of domestic agriculture.It - Speech Link
2: interested to hear that they are using modern farming techniques to significantly increase their yield - Speech Link
3: farmers for quite some time, and we had the then Farming Minister, who is now Secretary of State, come along - Speech Link

2. Environmental Land Management Schemes
24/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Defra published plans for piloting the sustainable farming initiative, which opened for expressions of interest - Speech Link
2: Dispatch Box at such an important time for British farming. I declare my interests as a Devon farmer. Does - Speech Link
3: farmers have applied to pilot the sustainable farming incentive. Across the summer, we will provide further - Speech Link

3. Regenerative Farming and Climate Change
19/10/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered regenerative farming and tackling climate change, restoring nature and - Speech Link
2: widely recognised within the farming community.Such a method of farming moves away from the agrochemical - Speech Link
3: fantastic farmers who are practising regenerative farming right across the UK, concentrating on improving - Speech Link

4. Direct Payments to Farmers (Reductions and Simplifications) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
22/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: farmers will be able to apply for grants under the farming investment fund to help them invest in equipment - Speech Link
2: two English Tories not turn up to speak for the farming businesses in their constituencies? I am just amazed - Speech Link

5. Agricultural Transition Plan
08/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: payments and new incentives to reward farmers for farming more sustainably, creating space for nature on - Speech Link
2: environmental land management. The sustainable farming incentive will pay farmers for actions that they - Speech Link
3: stewardship scheme and opening the new sustainable farming incentive to every farmer from 2022 onwards. - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Farming
1. Organic Farming
asked by: Olivia Blake
21/07/2020
... what steps his Department has taken to increase the amount of land which is organically farmed.

2. Arable Farming
asked by: Chris Grayling
10/09/2020
... what his policy is on requiring farmers to protect land for wildlife at the edge of fields under cultivation.

3. Organic Farming
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
18/03/2021
... what specific steps the Government will take to meet this objective.

4. Fish Farming
asked by: Daisy Cooper
18/03/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) antibiotics and (b) pesticides used on farmed fish in UK waters on other (i) marine life and (ii) human health.

5. Hill Farming
asked by: Tim Farron
28/04/2021
... what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024 on (a) uplands and (b) hill farming businesses.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Fay Jones Portrait
Fay Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 27th January 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Fay Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 5212.

Email: fay.jones.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jack Evans, Office of Fay Jones MP. Tel: 020 7219 5212

Email: jack.evans@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Dec 2017
Source
PLMR
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/12/2017 To : 19/12/2018
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Farming APPG

Former APPG Officers
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Portrait
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Bill Wiggin Portrait
Bill Wiggin
Treasurer
Conservative - North Herefordshire
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Lamont Portrait
John Lamont
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Kirstene Hair Portrait
Kirstene Hair
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Angus
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Douglas Ross Portrait
Douglas Ross
Vice Chair
Conservative - Moray
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Bingo , Boys' Brigade
Baroness Byford Portrait
Baroness Byford
Vice Chair
Conservative - Retired on 5 May 2020
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Lindsay Portrait
Earl of Lindsay
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019