Derek Thomas backs West Cornwall's farmers

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has shown his support for British farming at Back British Farming Day in Westminster, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside.

Mr Thomas wore a Back British Farming wheat-pin badge provided by the NFU to publicly display his support for the sector during Brexit negotiations and beyond leaving the EU.

Food and drink is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, contributing more than £110 billion to the economy each year and employing 3.8 million people.

 “I was immensely proud to wear the Back British Farming pin badge in support of a sector that is so valuable to the country,” said Mr Thomas.

“In West Cornwall, our farmers play a unique role in securing a plentiful supply of fabulous, fresh food, looking after our beautiful countryside and helping to sustain the rural economy.

“The decisions made in Parliament over the coming months are critical to the future of British food production. As one of the sectors that will be most affected by Britain’s departure from the EU, it is important that we as politicians create the right regulatory environment to ensure our farmers can continue to provide safe and affordable food for the nation.

“I would encourage all MPs and members of the pubic to get behind this important campaign and Back British Farming.”

If you would like to find out more about how you can Back British Farming, visit www.nfuonline.com/back-british-farming/