Across the UK, farmers have taken to the streets in a spate of tractor demonstrations to protest against Government’s Agriculture Bill.
Approximately 30 tractors took part in a demonstration to celebrate British farming and highlight concerns the Bill will undermine UK food standards in Melton Mowbray on October 29.
It was the latest in the UK tour organised by the Save British Farming (SBF) campaign, with further demonstrations planned in the coming weeks.
Speaking to Farmers Guardian, SBF campaign organiser Liz Webster, said the public’s strong positive response has filled farmers with confidence they have their backing on the issue.
“Government are hoping to greenwash us through the Bill and turn us into park keepers,” she said.
“We are fighting for farming and the only way it will exist is if there is some ability to protect against the onslaught of cheap imports coming in and undercutting us.
“Imports have to be the same standards as ours.
“It was what they promised us in their manifesto and so it is not an unreasonable ask.”