Explains how important farming is in the East Riding and how the council works with the farming sector.
Agricultural land makes up 90% of the land area within the East Riding and the council has a highly developed sense of the farming sectors continuing importance in shaping the area that is the East Riding.
Although at face value in economic terms the agricultural sector contributes a relatively modest 2-3% of the area's economy and employment, it provides the raw materials and the farmed landscape backdrop that underpins a number of key clusters that strengthen the area's economic identity.
For more detailed information please click on the link below for a review of the importance of Agriculture and Land Management to the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Stage 2 Report (pdf 1.8mb opens in new window)
The council supports farmers across a number of departments, functions and levels, and, although these interactions vary enormously, they generally fall into one of these categories: