MPs will be wearing a wheat-pin badge in support of Back British Farming Day on the 12 September, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of British food and farming.
The badge will be made from British wheat and wool to symbolise the products provided by British farmers. Along with wearing the badges, MPs will enjoy 9,000 Back British Farming meals in parliament made from solely British sourced ingredients.
NFU president, Minette Batters said: “By wearing the wheat-pin badge politicians are not only showing their support for British food and farming but acknowledging that they have a part to play in shaping the future of domestic agriculture and food production.
“Decisions made in Parliament must reflect the strategic importance of the food and farming sector to the nation. With over 9,000 meals from the Back British Farming menu being served across the week to MPs, researchers, decision-makers and visitors, food and farming will be at the very centre of Westminster activity.
“Farming is the backbone of life in Britain and it’s only right that it is put at the forefront of future policy so farmers can continue to produce safe, traceable and affordable food for the country.”
The NFU will hold a breakfast reception in Westminster for MPs on Back British Farming Day.