This Back British Farming Day, Nigel Evans MP is demonstrating his support for British farmers and growers and celebrating the high-quality, environmentally friendly, and nutritious food they produce for the country.
To mark Back British Farming Day, the National Farmers Union (NFU) brought together Members of Parliament to demonstrate their support and celebrate the fantastic British food products that our farmers produce.
The day is also 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.
Nigel Evans MP said:
“I’m proud to support Back British Farming Day to show my support for the farmers and growers in the Ribble Valley who do a fantastic job in providing our local area along with the rest of the nation with high-quality food, all while caring for our much loved countryside.
“As a food-loving nation, the work our farmers do not only provides a foundation for the country’s food and drink sector, but contributes significantly to our local and national economy. With the food and farming industry now worth more than £127 billion to the British economy and employing over 4 million people nationwide.
“I welcome the news that the British people clearly recognise and value the work of our farmers too, a recent NFU survey found that the public rank farming as one of the most favourable occupations, second only to nursing.
“Amidst a changing and often challenging landscape, Britain’s farmers have continued to persevere and provide the food for all of our tables. This is why I fully support farmers here in the Ribble Valley and across the whole of Britain, and I will continue to seek a future where British food and farming can thrive.”