London rally for the future of farming
19th Feb 2020 / By Andrea Vickers
The NFU invite you to join a farming rally in London on Wednesday 25 March 2020 that will bring together farmers and growers, consumer representatives and environment experts, in a show of unity in backing the future of British agriculture. The occasion is to champion the incredible role farming plays in society and is designed to show industry solidarity, with farmers and growers standing shoulder to shoulder, promoting a high profile positive message in front of politicians and the media about the vital role farmers play in supplying the nation with safe, traceable and affordable food, and other products, whilst protecting our countryside, and natural resources.
We will gather at the QEII conference centre in Westminster, just over the road from the House of Commons, at 10:30 for an 11:00 start. The morning will include hearing from NFU President Minette Batters and after lunch NFU members will have the opportunity to meet with their MP and impress upon them the importance of their enterprise in their constituency. Some MPs have already been invited, and there is a proforma attached to use if you would like to invite yours. You can find contact details for your MP here – https://members.parliament.uk/ The more requests they receive, the more likely they are to respond positively!
To secure your place please register your interest in attending by emailing your local NFU office or us at . Places are available on a first come, first served basis so please get in touch as soon as possible.
I appreciate that, at such a busy time of year, not everyone can get away from the farm. But for those that can it is vital that at this important time for farming’s future in this country that as many of you as possible can join us in supporting this event. For those unable to, do take the opportunity to contact your MP around this time and remind them of the great job you are doing, and what you need for the future of your business, and/or if you can, follow the event on social media during the day and share the messages. If you want a flavour of why NFU are doing this, see the NFU President on BBC Question Time recently - you can watch again on the BBC iPlayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dv70/question-time-2019-30012020
We look forward to seeing you there!