Michael Fabricant recognises the vital role that West Midlands farmers are contributing to the economy, the countryside, and food production and pledged to Back British Farming at an event in the House of Commons this week, 13th September.
“Farming in the West Midlands contributes £828 million to the local economy and provides 42,903 jobs – this is on top of the safe, affordable food farmers produce and British countryside they maintain” says Michael.
In addition to its role producing food, farming also supports the work of other industries, such as vets, solicitors, surveyors and feed merchants.
The event in Westminster was held by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) as a rallying call to MPs to support farming – during a particularly crucial period for British farming as the Brexit negotiations begin.
Michael adds: “There are so many worthy reasons to support British farmers: they are responsible for securing our fantastic British food supply, looking after our world-renowned countryside and sustaining a dynamic rural economy. That is why I was proud to wear the NFU’s Back British Farming pin badge.”
The Back British Farming pin badge worn by MPs is made out of British wheat and wool.