Farming News - Back British Farming Day 2020: Get involved

Back British Farming Day 2020: Get involved

01 Sep 2020
Frontdesk / Arable / Livestock

The NFU is inviting MPs and farmers up and down the country to throw their weight behind Back British Farming Day, to celebrate our farming industry. 

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Now in it's fifth year, the iconic day will provide a focus to celebrate British farming values and highlight its importance to the UK economy. We will be reminding politicians that British food and farming contributes over £120 billion to the UK economy each year and employs four million people.

This year it gives farmers an opportunity to promote British farmers commitment to high production standards, building on the success of the NFU's food standards campaign which has been backed by over a million people.

This autumn will be a critical time for British food and farming as the Agriculture Bill returns to the House of Commons to be passed into law and trade negotiations continue with countries across the world. There has never been a more important time to highlight the crucial role farmers play in feeding the nation and caring for the countryside.

All MPs are being invited to show their support for farming by wearing a wool and wheatsheaf pin badge in the Palace of Westminster on Back British Farming Day (Wednesday 9 September) and to post a photograph of the badge quoting what farming means to them, on Twitter, using #BackBritishFarming.

Over the coming weeks MPs may be out on farm. If they visit a farm they’re asked to take a photo and post on their social media channel using #BackBritishFarming.

Visit to see how you can get involved.