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We thought we would take some time to say thank you to our British farmers!
British farmers create a countryside that works for everyone. They provide raw ingredients for a food and farming sector currently worth over £120Billion! With the employment of over 4 million people it provides a secure food system for our shores.
Agriculture’s importance to the UK economy is emphasised by the fact that the UK has 149,000 farm businesses. That’s more than the number of businesses involved in the motor trade, education, finance and insurance!
British farming provides 61% of food eaten in the UK. There will always be a proportion of food that we just can’t grow in the UK because we haven’t got the natural conditions to grow them.
So in these uncertain times we would like to say a massive thank you to our local farmers for helping keep us all fed!