Virginia Crosbie MP has today shown support for British food and farming on Back British Farming Day, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food for the nation and for Ynys Môn.
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 with trade negotiations, including crucial talks with the EU, ongoing.
The UK food and farming industry is worth more than £120 billion to the national economy and employs more than 4 million people.
Commenting, Virginia Crosbie MP, said: “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. British farmers and growers are proud to produce safe, traceable and nutritious food we all love to eat to world-leading standards, as well as maintaining the iconic British countryside and sustaining a dynamic rural economy.
“On #BackBritishFarming Day, it’s vital that we consider how every one of us can support our local farmers by buying local and limiting food miles. Thanks to those farmers on Anglesey, 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 everyone on Anglesey 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 at https://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/back-british-farming/.