The NFU has spent the past few months holding meetings around the country to learn what farmers would like in a new domestic agricultural policy following Brexit, and today marks the final consultation event.
The NFU will invite MPs to sign a post-EU referendum Back British Farming pledge and to wear a special edition BBF pin during Prime Minister’s Questions.
NFU deputy president Minette Batters said: “Ultimately, our goal is to put farming in the hearts and minds of government decision makers.”
But farming is about much more than growing food, it is part of a larger food and drink sector including retail, wholesale, manufacturing and catering worth a staggering £108 billion to the UK economy – more than the aeronautical and automotive manufacturing sectors combined – and represents around 3.9 million jobs.
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If you are keen to back British farmers there are lots of things you can do. Buy British food whenever possible; check food labels; buy seasonal produce; ask questions when you buy from your local butcher or farm shop; and enjoy the countryside responsibly.