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Public backing farming post-Brexit vote

16th Aug 2017 / By Alistair Driver

An overwhelming majority of the public are actively supporting the farming sector, according to the 2017 results of the Farmer Favourability survey released today by the NFU.

In the first of these annual surveys since the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the NFU has said the findings powerfully demonstrate the public’s strong recognition of British farming’s contribution to the country.

  • 68% of people have a favourable or very favourable view of British farming
  • 90% think farming is important to the UK economy
  • 89% think it is important to have a productive farming industry

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