5 ways to Back British Farming

Did you know that the food and farming industry is worth £113 billion and employs almost 4 million people? Back British Farming Day 2018 celebrated this success.

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With Brexit negotiations ongoing there has never been a more important time to get behind British farming. Back British Farming Day (12 September) highlighted the importance of British food and farming, with 140 MPs showing their support for the farming industry. 

There are lots of reasons and ways to Back British Farming – but on a day-to-day basis, here is what you can do to make a difference.

1. Buy British 

  • Use our sourcing guide to find out where you can buy delicious, British food.
  • Look out for the Red Tractor logo with a union flag to know you are buying safe, high quality and traceable British food

2. Eat with the seasons

3. Care for the countryside

  • British farmers are custodians of around 75% of the British countryside. Whilst out enjoying the countryside, make sure you take your litter home, follow the countryside code, and if out with your four legged friends, keep them on a lead around livestock and pick up after them

4. Become a campaign supporter

  • Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter for regular updates on our campaign activities, British food and farming inspired news and competitions and handy tips on how you can back Britain's farmers and growers. If you're already a subscriber, tell your friends and family to sign up too!

5. Follow us on social

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Have your say

Angie Rhodes - 16/09/2018 20:24:51

I support our farmers, because without them, we wouldn't have the range of meat, dairy, cereal we have, it would mean having to buy it all from overseas, when really here's no need!

Barry McCartan - 16/09/2018 18:00:16

Why don't Back British Farming produced stickers for car windscreens?

carolle barrett - 16/09/2018 17:32:32

I allreadybuy british, and look for british food in the supermarkets, rarely do I buy any thing from another country unless I absolutly have to but that is rare. I support our farmers completely

Karen Alford - 16/09/2018 15:30:10

We need our farmers and they need our backing... With no fracking in the whole of the uk...posion below you will poison above....simples

Mrs. M. A. Jeffery - 16/09/2018 14:11:53

I have been very pleased to be able to buy Little Gems lettice at Lidl's which had been grown in Cambridgeshire. Question why is it that we cannot find other salad items grown in England, if the Dutch can grow these , why no use? When I go shopping I ALWAYS look for the tractor sign or UK flag, if possible, obviously there are items which this is NOT possible.

Cheryl Dash - 16/09/2018 13:25:04

We live near junction 11 of the M42 and are currently fighting very hard as a village against a proposed Big Box development which will take 238 acres of mostly grade one and two farmland out of production. The site has 11 species of bats and several species of red list birds.

Phil Whiting - 14/09/2018 15:47:26

Now more than ever we all must support ourselves ! We all benefit from buying our own produce

Miranda Clarke - 07/09/2018 19:32:07

In a country where we have a variety of shops, markets and supermarkets where you can buy cuisines such as French, Italian, polish, German and Chinese I’d like to see supermarkets and shops that only stock British produce, I struggle to buy English bacon in a variety of shops even some butchers !

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