Anthony Browne MP has today shown support for British food and farming on Back British Farming Day, recognising the crucial role farmers play not just in South Cambridgeshire but across the nation.
Mr Browne specifically paid tribute to the many nature-friendly and environmentally-friendly farms based in South Cambridgeshire.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) provided MPs with a Back British Farming wool and wheatsheaf pin badge to publicly display their support at a crucial time for the agricultural sector.
The UK food and farming industry is worth more than £120 billion to the national economy and employs more than 4 million people.
Anthony commented: “I am extremely proud to wear the Back British Farming pin badge in support of the farming sector that is so valuable not just to this region but to the whole country.
The traditional heart of my constituency is rural and following the Coronavirus pandemic it is more important than ever to recognise that. Thanks to those farmers in my constituency, and the wider food supply chain, we were able to ensure supermarket shelves were kept stocked and the nation was fed during this difficult time. I am very grateful for all that they have done and continue to do.
“I would encourage everyone to get behind this important campaign and to Back British Farming.”
If you would like to find out more about how you can Back British Farming, you can join thousands of supporters of the NFU’s campaign here.