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Kent MPs back NFU's Back British Farming Day

By Chris Britcher

Politicians from the county joined the National Farmers' Union (NFU) to show their support this week for Back British Farming Day.

Among the MPs wearing a Back British Farming pin badge in Westminster was Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield and North Thanet's Sir Roger Gale.

The day was to recognise the role farmers play in feeding the nation and caring for the countryside.

North Thanet Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale lends the campaign his support (4148431)
North Thanet Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale lends the campaign his support (4148431)

The pin badge is made from British wheat and wool.

Some 12 MPs from across the south east backed the event and attended a breakfast reputation.

NFU south east regional director William White said: “It is more important than ever that politicians recognise the value of food and farming to the nation, which is worth over £110 billion to the economy and employs 3.8 million people.

Canterbury Labour MP Rosie Duffield backing farmers (4148429)
Canterbury Labour MP Rosie Duffield backing farmers (4148429)

“Farming is an invaluable business sector within the region, putting quality food on our plates and maintaining the beautiful countryside we all enjoy.

“Agriculture is one of the sectors that will be most affected by Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Therefore it is crucial that MPs not only show their support for our industry on Back British Farming Day but in their decision-making over the next few months during the passage of the Agriculture Bill, and beyond our departure from the EU.”

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