Honiton MP to lead inquiry into beef price crisis

Honiton MP Neil Parish will play a leading role in an inquiry into the price crisis currently threatening the future of UK beef production.

As reported by East Devon News.co.uk, beef farmers face being squeezed out of business by a crisis impacting prices.

Mr Parish, Conservative MP for Honiton and Tiverton, is chair of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee which will conduct the inquiry.

In a statement on his website, he said: “The new inquiry follows news that four UK farming unions have called for ‘urgent and collaboration action’ to support beef producers affected by the ongoing price crisis.

“Beef farm leaders have issued a series of stark warnings that the sector is in serious trouble that could get even worse unless urgent action is taken to improve producer returns.”

The presidents of all four of the UK’s farming unions met earlier this month to call for urgent action across the whole supply chain to support farmers impacted by the ongoing price crisis.

In a joint statement, they said: “Let’s be absolutely clear – the sustainability of UK beef production is at stake here.”

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