South of England Show: MP Andrew Griffith talks about helping the rural economy

He was invited by the Sussex Country Land and Business Association and spoke about how the government is supporting the rural economy, farmers and food producers in Sussex.

The MP said he welcomed the government’s announcement on Thursday June 9 that permitted development would apply to more farm buildings, which many farmers and rural businesses have been calling for.

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Mr Griffith said: “It was great to see the South of England show come back strong at Ardingly this year.

MP Andrew Griffith was invited to the South of England Show event by the Sussex Country Land and Business Association and spoke about how the government is supporting the rural economy

“Despite the global headwinds, the rural economy is making a big contribution and our UK food producers and processors have never been more important.

“I am grateful to the Country Land and Business Association for inviting me to speak to their members at the show so that I can share the concrete steps being taken to support our rural economy.”

Supporting UK food production is a key part of the government’s programme.

As well as maintaining the same financial support for farmers that the government has previously given, £270m will be invested in agricultural innovation programs to unlock technologies to improve productivity and reduce reliance on foreign labor.

The South of England Show returned to the South of England Showground in Ardingly from Friday to Sunday 10-12 June.

Organizers said the aim of this year’s event was to return to its roots as an agricultural show following the Covid pandemic.

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