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EXPANSION PLANS AND BREXIT KEY FOCUSES OF SEELY’S VISIT TO ISLE OF WIGHT GRAIN

L-R: Pete Thomas, Bob Seely and Zoe Chapman

Island MP Bob Seely visited Isle of Wight Grain in Cowes recently to discuss the co-operative’s expansion plans and Brexit.

Bob met with the Grain Store manager, Pete Thomas, to tour the facilities at Medina Wharf and meet representatives from the 50-strong organisation.

The meeting also touched on the new Agriculture Bill and its drive to make farming more productive and environmentally friendly after the UK leaves the European Union.

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Bob has said:

“I am very keen to hear a wide range of views on the Island about the Agriculture Bill and what the rural community also thinks about Brexit.

“It was good to hear those views on this visit and to hear about the plans Isle of Wight Grain has to diversify and expand its business. This is an important organisation that pools around 25,000 tonnes of grain annually to market on behalf of its members.

“This means producers can weather price volatility and secure markets more easily and it’s a good example of what can be achieved when working together on the Island and for the good of the Island.”

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