Farming is important to Faversham and Mid Kent and makes a significant contribution to our local economy. From our famous fruit farms and large arable farms, sheep on the downs and marshes, to smaller scale dairy herds, hop growers, vineyards and organic producers, agriculture shapes our countryside - and it’s crucial to our tourism and food and drink industries.
I want to safeguard Kent’s future as the Garden of England. This is important for our local economy and for national food security. This clearly involves the Government taking some action, but we can all help too, by making sure we buy Kentish produce at the shops.