MORE SUPPORT FOR BRITISH FARMING
Leading British fertiliser company, CF Fertilisers, is the latest business to sign up to, and support, the NFU's Back British Farming campaign.
Aimed at highlighting the importance of farming to the general public, the campaign has earned the support of major British food and farming businesses, and highlighted the fact that while populations are increasing, our self-sufficiency in home-produced food is falling.
Today agriculture keeps 3.7 million people in jobs, yet provides just 60% of our nation's food supply, a self-sufficiency figure that is slowly falling.
"But there are huge opportunities for growth, and maximising output from our farms in the future will be increasingly vital,"
says CF Fertilisers Commercial Marketing Manager Sam Bell.
"We're delighted to be announcing our support of this campaign, and we'll be encouraging all our staff to sign up and learn about this initiative.
"At Cereals in June we'll be showcasing a display of the best British produce grown with the best British fertiliser, Nitram®, and look forward to showing all the visitors to our stand how both effective and efficient use of our products can result in premium products for the British household."
The company's Nitram fertiliser has been growing British crops for 50 years, and celebrates its Golden Anniversary in 2015.
A wide range of products, from flour and bread to pasta, biscuits and cakes, fruit, vegetables and soft drinks, will be on display, demonstrating just a small proportion of what farmers can produce for value-added markets.
A recent YouGov survey showed that 85% of the population want to see supermarkets selling more food from British farms and CF Fertilisers is behind this campaign to support future food security.
"The important role food and farming plays must be recognised,"
"As well as producing food, it's farming's contribution to the country's economy, in creating jobs, as well as to the rural landscape and we are right behind these issues."