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Aerial shot of sheep sales in Cumbria

Farming’s Northern Powerhouse

When it comes to food production in the United Kingdom, a staggering 15% of the industry is based in the North West.

Despite the region being the home of major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool, which have world renowned reputations for heavy industry and commerce, our 12,815 farming and growing businesses in the North West quietly go about their business collectively producing a wealth of food commodities and contributing more than £726 million to the economy.
These farmers and growers are world leaders in food safety, animal welfare, traceability, and environmental enhancement, with these values reflected through our annual food and drink export value of £2 billion.

Read Farming's Northern Powerhouse and learn more about the region