Support for #BackBritishFarming Day from Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs

Janet Finch-Saunders MS – the Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs – has urged people in Wales to back Welsh and British farmers.

Mrs Finch-Saunders said:

“We must acknowledge that our farmers are the guardians and custodians of the land, but more than this, they play an absolutely pivotal role in feeding and employing our nation, and providing food security.

“Agriculture is at the heart of the food supply chain here, which – according to recent figures – is worth some £6 billion, and is also Wales’ biggest employer, creating some 223,000 jobs, around which 58,300 are directly in farming.

“So, today and every day of the year, let’s celebrate our farmers and show our support for Welsh and British farming by buying local, buying excellent produce reared to enviably high standards, and putting money into our economy.”

The image shows Janet Finch-Saunders MS (left) at the 2018 Royal Welsh Show.

Matt Smith is a Conservative who stood for Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. He was a policy analyst at Vote Leave. He has written about Welsh politics for The Daily TelegraphConhomeBrexitCentralCAPXGlobalVisionUKInstitute of Welsh Affairs and Gwydir. You can read more about Welsh politics at