NFU Lancashire Farming Ambassador Rebecca Fielding showed no nerves at her first ever NFU Conference, and was straight up onto her feet to put a question to CBI Director General Dame Carolyn Fairbairn DBE and NFU President Minette Batters.
Rebecca is a dairy farmer from Pulford Farm in Blackburn.
She asked: “Last week the Government announced a new approach to immigration which sees a points based system to control skilled migrants and a small seasonal agricultural scheme for horticultural harvest work.
"Does the government's immigration approach add up for UK business?
“What are the CBI and NFU doing to ensure key sectors like farming, social care and business cope with skills shortages in 2021?”