Back British Farming

Farming is to Britain's economy, landscape, health and security.
 
Policies supporting food and farming have various components, the first being to enable a productive, resilient food industry by further cutting red tape (there have been 34,000 fewer farm inspections a year since 2010), as well as helping counter volatility in the global market and working to create more apprenticeships and grow our skills base.
 
Since 2010 an average of nearly three new export markets have been opened every week; exports of food and drink grew by over 10 per cent to a record figure of more than £20 billion. The second element will build on this by opening more new markets and buying more quality British food in our public sector. 
 
To help achieve this, the Government has set up the Great British Food Unit, which will back industry targets to further boost exports and support even more British companies export overseas, potentially generating an additional 5,000 jobs in food and drink manufacturing. 2016 was named as the Year of Great British Food, launching a five-year campaign to celebrate the best of our food and drink and build Britain's reputation as a great food nation.
 
Lastly, it is of paramount importance to safeguard our animal and plant health, not least by continuing to work through a comprehensive strategy to make England TB-free by 2038.