Plans to help the UK’s farmers, as well as food and drink producers, have been announced to mark the seventh annual Back British Farming Day on 14 September.

These include urging MPs to wear the Day’s wheatsheaf lapel pin badge to show their support for British farming and sharing some of the 3,000 photographs that members of the public sent to the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) Best of British Farming competition.

The NFU is also encouraging farmers and growers to join in on social media by posting about the work they do and why they are proud to produce food for UK consumers.

To kick off the day, the NFU is inviting consumers to take part in its quiz to find out how much the public knows about how food is produced in the UK and find out what their Back British Farming supporter score is.

As part of the quiz, there is a ‘did you know’ section’, which includes facts such as it takes eight litres of tap water to produce one litre of milk, but it takes a whopping 158 litres of tap water to produce one litre of almond milk.

On the day, the NFU will be announcing the overall regional winners in its inaugural Community Farming Hero awards in Westminster.

As part of the campaign, MPs have been nominating members from their constituencies who have gone above and beyond for their local community.

As NFU President Minette Batters commented, farmers and growers are often pillars of their communities, so the awards will recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions these individuals make.

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