NFU media coverage: #BackBritishFarming Day 2020

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The Guardian column ponders Brexit impact for farmers

The Guardian's current affairs columnist Polly Toynbee column explored the #BackBritishFarming campaign and discussed Brexit with sheep farmer Robin Milton and NFU director of EU exit and international trade Nick von Westenholz.

BBC Midlands Today interviews NFU President

Regional broadcast honed in on the #BackBritishFarming campaign with BBC Midlands Today airing its interviews with NFU President Minette Batters and Warwickshire farmer Charlie Beaty making the case for increased scrutiny of trade deals in Parliament.

Meanwhile, BBC Radio Solent interviewed Hampshire NFU chairman Andrew Mckenzie (listen from 3h01m) and ITV Meridian interviewed NFU South East chairman David Exwood and Sussex NFU adviser Romy Jackson.

National media explains the #BackBritishFarming message

During #BackBritishFarming Day, BBC News, Express online and inews published explainer features highlighting why MPs were wearing the wheat pin badge and call to support Britain's farmers at the heart of the campaign. 

NFU President urges MPs to #BackBritishFarming

In an interview with the Financial Times published on Back British Farming Day, Minette Batters highlighted the NFU's asks for MPs to support increased scrutiny of trade deals in Parliament. *Please note, the article is behind a paywall*Financial Times 9.9.20 bbf_74743

Radio presenter Zoe Ball name checks #BackBritishFarming Day

BBC Radio 2 Presenter Zoe Ball name checked Back British Farming Day live on her breakfast show, reading a letter out from shepherd Carl Franklin in Oxfordshire about to embark on a day's work.

Farmers deliver Back British message across regional papers

Farmers across the regions had columns published across a breadth of regional media titles, from James Runciman in Eastern Daily Press, Guy Poskitt in the Yorkshire Post, as well as David Ratcliffe in Western Daily Press andt he front page of the Western Morning News, asking the whole farming community, Westminster and the great British public to unite over the issue of food production standards.

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Staffordshire farmer Richard Bower highlights #Back BritishFarming on BBC Breakfast

The NFU's Staffordshire county chairman Richard Bower had the BBC Breakfast crew live on his farm to discuss the impact of extreme weather this year on his wheat harvest and used the platform to encourage MPs to wear their wheat pin lapels on Back British Farming Day. Catch up from around 2hrs 50 mins.  

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