Decisions made in Parliament over the coming months are critical to the future of British food production, according to South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison.
“As one of the sectors most affected by Britain’s departure from the EU, it is important we politicians create the right regulatory environment to ensure our farmers can continue to provide safe and affordable food for the nation,” he said at Back British Farming Day in Westminster, today, Thursday, September 13.
“I encourage all MPs and the pubic to get behind this important campaign and Back British Farming,” he added.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) provided MPs with a Back British Farming wheat-pin badge to publicly display their support for the sector during Brexit negotiations and beyond the EU.
Farming is the bedrock of the UK’s largest manufacturing sector – food and drink – which contributes over £110 billion to the economy and employs 3.8 million people.
Dr Murrison stressed: “I am immensely proud to wear the Back British Farming pin badge today in support of a sector so valuable to the country. Our farmers play a unique role in securing a plentiful supply of British food, looking after our countryside and sustaining a dynamic rural economy.”