The NFU have appealed to MPs to pledge their support for Back British Farming Day.
Back British Farming is the NFU’s public facing campaign, designed to build support for the British food and farming sector through simple actions like buying British produce, enjoying the countryside responsibly, and spreading the word with friends and family. As well as members of the public, the campaign is a call to arms for the food and farming industry and government.
Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland in Cumbria, brought Back British Farming Day to the attention of the Prime Minster. Representing many Lake District farmers in her constituency, she implored Mrs May to commit to ensuring farmers’ ‘world-class’ meat could still be exported after the UK leaves the EU.
In response to this, Mrs May said: “When we leave the European Union, we are looking to ensure we have trade deals that enable our farmers to continue to export their very important product. But we are able, by leaving the European Union, to do something else, which is to come out of the Common Agricultural Policy and actually develop a policy in this country which is right for our farmers and not for others.”