Dr Neil Hudson, the MP for Penrith and the Borders met with NFU’s Penrith group secretary Catherine Mortimer to show his support on Back British Farming Day
One area of discussion between Dr Neil Hudson MP and Catherine Mortimer was the importance of supporting locally produced food. With many businesses diversifying due to Covid-19, it is now easier and more important than ever for us to shop local and support our small businesses.
This autumn will prove critical to British food and farming as the Agriculture Bill is set to return to the House of Commons and go on to be passed into law, alongside trade negotiations continuing with countries across the world.
Dr Neil Hudson MP said: “I am extremely proud to wear the Back British Farming pin badge in support of a farming sector that is so valuable, not just to Cumbria but to the whole country.
“As an MP and veterinary surgeon, I am proud to stand up for our farmers. With our high animal welfare, food production and environmental standards we can be a beacon to the rest of the world in these areas. I have stood up and voted on these standards in Parliament and will continue to do so.”