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Lichfield’s MP has given his backing to the “vital role” played by farmers in the region.
Michael Fabricant was speaking after an event in Westminster hosted by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) who hope to persuade more people to join their Back British Farming campaign.
The Conservative MP said it was crucial people recognise where there food is from – particularly with Brexit negotiations beginning.
“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,” he explained.
“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.”
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