Monday, July 15, 2024

Farmers urged to get election candidates ‘down on the farm’

With the general election only weeks away the NFU is urging its members to get election candidates onto their land to highlight key agricultural issues and challenges they want to see the next government taking action on.

Said NFU Head of External Affairs Scott Pepe: “Getting candidates on farm is a great opportunity to get across specific local issues, as well as informing candidates about the broader problems impacting farmers up and down the country. So far we’ve met almost 250 candidates on farms or in one-on-one meetings.”

Mr Pepe advises farmers:

1. Get in touch with your county adviser
2. Set the agenda
3. Plan an itinerary for the visit
4. Know your candidate
5. Come prepared with solutions


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