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  • MP SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ‘BACK BRITISH FARMING DAY’ IN COMMONS DURING PMQS

    13 September 2017
    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride supported Back British Farming Day today (13/09/17) by wearing a wheat pin during Prime Minister’s Questions. The initiative was organised by the National Farmers Union to highlight the importance of the British food and farming industry, which is worth £109billion to the UK economy and employs 3.8million people.

    Mr Stride said:

    “There has never been a more important time to support British farmers. As we withdraw from the European Union, ensuring a good deal for our farming industry must be among the Government’s top priorities. This is why I brought the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, to Central Devon during the summer recess to meet local farmers and have recently spent time with Crediton Dairy – one of the largest food processing businesses in my constituency – discussing the industry’s need to continue to access skilled EU labour post-Brexit.”

    Back British Farming day falls during this years Red Tractor Week (11 September to 19 September) which aims to raise awareness of UK food standards and to encourage everyone to look out for the logo. For more information visit www.nfuonline.com/back-british-farming.







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