Back British Farming Day

Yesterday was Back British Farming Day and I was keen to champion the crucial role farmers play in producing food for the nation and caring for the countryside. Today I responded to questions from MPs on the work we are doing in Defra and was proudly wearing the wheatsheaf pin badge provided by the NFU and made out of British wheat and wool.

The UK food and farming industry is worth more than £120 billion to the national economy and employs more than 4 million people.

This autumn will be a critical time for British food and farming and I will do all I can to highlight the importance of protecting the food standards we value in any future trade deals from imported food that would be illegal to produce here