A huge "thank you" to the public for supporting Back British Farming Day
Date of alert:
Thursday, 14 September 2023
Britain's farmers and growers are saying a huge "thank you" to the public for the overwhelming support shown for the unique role they play in feeding the nation and caring for the great British countryside.
It is the 8th annual Back British Farming Day¹ and a celebration and appreciation of a job ranked by the British public as one of the most important and well-respected professions, second only to nursing, according to an NFU survey
And it's not just the public showing their support. Today's celebrations start in Westminster with a breakfast reception at the House of Commons. More than 100 MPs are expected to attend, where they will be given a wheatsheaf pin badge³, now an emblem of the day, to wear during Prime Minister's Questions to show their support.
MPs will also hear that, according to a recent NFU survey, 87% of respondents support increasing self-sufficiency in UK food production.