Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Farming Payments: Cornwall Gets Its Say

news-farming.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:57am 25th November 2013

Cornwall is being urged to have its say on the future of farming, the countryside and the rural economy.

It is to shape the new Common Agricultural Policy and decide how the government will spend £20 billion across the UK in the next seven years.

Cornwall's businesses and communities have already benefitted from CAP through schemes such as the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). A £5m RDPE grant to Trewithen Dairy in Lostwithiel created more than 50 jobs and greatly aided farmers across the county by increasing milk-processing capacity by over 400%.

Overall, more than £100m of Defra funding since 2007 has contributed to economic growth across the south west, supporting over 2,700 businesses and projects in the region and creating hundreds of local jobs.

The Government has suggested that more CAP funding should be channelled into these sorts of schemes.

On Friday, a workshop was held as part of a consultation that is seeking views on transferring 15% of the budget for direct payments to farmers into the budget for improving the environment and growing the rural economy.

North Cornwall MP and DEFRA minister Dan Rogerson said: "Agriculture is a huge sector for us and and management of the environment is important too whether it be in tourism or adding value to that agricultural produce. We have these great food businesses here as well that have grown a lot in recent years providing jobs, so it's really important for the local economy."

7:57am 25th November 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
trump protest truro

WATCH: Cornwall Says "No" To Donald Trump

The President's UK visit has been given the green light

road repair

WATCH: Where In Cornwall Is Getting New Road Schemes

It is down to a £3 million funding boost

Most read
original factory shop bodmin

Suspected 'Ram-Raid' In Bodmin

Police say £900 worth of goods was stolen

tregadillet a30

UPDATE: Crash Closes A30 Near Launceston

A car rolled over just before the morning rush

Top articles

Cornwall Council Tax Rise Approved

Cornwall News: Residents will see a 4% increase on their bill

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Win £50 Of Shoe Vouchers At 3.05pm Today

Sponsored: Tap, listen and win your perfect pair!

David Cassidy reveals he has dementia after forgetting songs

Showbiz News: Former teen idol David Cassidy has revealed he has dementia, after forgetting the words to his own songs during concerts last weekend.

'British IS bomber' Ronald Fiddler was former Guantanamo detainee

World News: A British man said by Islamic State to have detonated a suicide bomb attacking Iraqi forces in Mosul is former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ronald Fiddler, Sky sources have said.

British Cycling 'may have crossed ethical lines' - UK Sport Chairman

Sports News: British Cycling may have crossed ethical lines in its treatment of athletes in the past, according to the chairman of UK Sport Rod Carr.

Newspaper apologises after using Baldwin SNL photo instead of Trump

Strange News: A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has had to apologise to readers after it mistakenly used a photo of Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump instead of the US President himself.

Newer article

Cornish Crews Arrive in Typhoon Zone

Cornwall News: RNAS Culdrose squadron survey Phillipine islands ahead of dishing out aid

Older article

Domestic Abuse Crackdown

Cornwall News: Almost 7.5 thousand cases reported to police in Cornwall in a year

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.