MP signs pledge to 'Back British Farming'

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has pledged to ‘Back British Farming’ at a National Farmers’ Union (NFU) event held in Westminster last week (13 September).

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The campaign recognises the vital contribution farmers make to the economy, food production and the countryside.

According to the NFU farming in the Arundel & South Downs constituency contributes £41.8 million to the local economy and provides 2,244 jobs, as well as playing a vital role in maintaining the countryside.

Nick Herbert said: “I’m delighted to support the NFU’s campaign.  I will always back British farming, which is the lynchpin of the countryside we love, and this is a particularly important time to do so as we leave the EU and shape a domestic agricultural policy.”

NFU South East Regional Director William White said: “The support of politicians is crucial in helping agriculture to receive the best deal possible after Brexit.”

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Notes

   1.  Photograph – Nick Herbert at the Back British Farming event.

   2.   The Back British Farming pin badge worn by MPs was made from British wheat and wool, the ‘corn and horn’ of farming.

   3.   For more information on the Back British Farming campaign, see https://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/home/get-involved/back-british-farming/.

   4.   Farming contributes £880m annually to the regional economy (South East including London), providing more than 47,000 farm jobs (source: Defra).

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