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Back British Farming Day 2017

Back British Farming Day 2017

Did you know that the food and farming industry is worth £109 billion and employs 3.8 million people? Back British Farming Day 2017 is on the horizon, and celebrates this success!

With Brexit negotiations underway, there has never been a more important time to back British farming. Back British Farming Day will take place on 13 September and is an opportunity to demonstrate to all MPs the importance of British farming.

Farmers across England and Wales will be inviting their local MPs to wear their bespoke wheat pin badge during Prime Minister’s Questions on 13 September to pledge their support for British farming.

Want to get involved?

You can help by tweeting your MP on the day, asking them to wear their #backBritishfarming wheat pin badge at #PMQs. Don’t forget to include @NFUtweets!

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British farming is the bedrock of the UK’s food manufacturing sector – which is bigger than the automotive and aeronautical sectors combined. This is the ideal chance to thank farmers for all the things they do for us, from producing our food to caring for the countryside - 70% of the land in England and Wales is looked after by British farmers!

Back British Farming day falls during this years Red Tractor Week (11 September to 19 September). Red Tractor is the largest food standards scheme in the UK covering animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection. Red Tractor Week aims to raise awareness of our great UK food standards and to encourage everyone to look out for the logo. Keep your eyes peeled on how you can get involved on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Tips on backing British farming

  1. Buy British produce! Use our sourcing guide to find out where you can buy what’s delicious and British. Look out for the Red Tractor logo with a union flag to know you are buying quality British food.
  2. Think seasonal. Not sure what’s in season now? Check out our seasonality chart to find out when British fruit and veg are at their best.
  3. Spread the word! Tell friends and family why it’s so important to back British farming.  Ask them to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign up to our monthly e-newsletter


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