Back British Farming Day 2018

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Back British Farming Day will take place on 12 September and is an opportunity to demonstrate to all MPs the importance of British farming.

MPs will be demonstrating their support for the industry by wearing a Back British Farming wheat-pin badge, which is made from British wheat and wool to symbolise the importance of food and farming in Britain. 

To celebrate the British food produced by our British farmers the Palace of Westminster will be serving 'Back British Farming' meals throughout the week.

You can join in the celebration on the day and take to social media to show your support for British farming by using the hashtag #BackBritishFarming.

Here's how you can get involved

  • Tweet your MP ahead of the day asking them to wear their wheat-pin badge to PMQs, remembering to use #BackBritishFarming
  • Follow @NFUtweets and @NFUCountryside and retweet content about #BackBritishFarming

NFU President Minette Batters said: “Back British Farming Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the unique role farmers play in feeding the nation and caring for the countryside.

“By wearing the wheat-pin badge politicians are not only showing their support for British food and farming but acknowledging that they have a part to play in shaping the future of domestic agriculture and food production.    

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NFU Officeholders pledge their support for Back British Farming Day 2018 at NFU HQ, Stoneleigh

“Decisions made in Parliament must reflect the strategic importance of the food and farming sector to the nation. With over 9,000 meals from the Back British Farming menu being served across the week to MPs, researchers, decision-makers and visitors, food and farming will be at the very centre of Westminster activity.

“Farming is the backbone of life in Britain and it’s only right that it is put at the forefront of future policy so farmers can continue to produce safe, traceable and affordable food for the country.”

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