We represent farmers, consumers and members of the food production industry. We are currently protesting the Trade Bill which fails to protect British animal welfare and environmental standards for imports. Without these standards being written into primary legislation, we will see the UK market flooded with cheap, low-quality food which will destroy Britain’s farming industry.
Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to organise any physical demos since the 2nd lockdown, but we continue to speak truth to power in media interviews, and on our social media platforms.
Westminster C4 interview
During our latest Westminster Tractor Demo on October 12th, Channel 4 News covered our protest. They interviewed SBF founder, Liz Webster, who explained why we were there.
Westminster Tractor Rally
On October 12th Save British Farming brought tractors back to Westminster on the day the Commons voted for an amendment to the Agriculture Bill which would enshrine our current standards in the bill. We featured on national TV news and press.
Later that day, the Conservative party voted down the amendment, going against their own manifest pledge.
We’ll be back.
Marlborough Tractor Rally
On October 23rd angry farmers descended on Marlborough, Wiltshire. The market town is part of Conservative MP Danny Kruger’s constituency, who has repeatedly voted against enshrining standards in the Agriculture Bill.
Danny Kruger’s mother, Great British Bake-Off’s Prue Leith, has spoken out about the need to protect food standards, and has now reportedly left the party her son represents over it.
“I've been reading up on the government's Agriculture Bill and I'm horrified by it.”
swindon Tractor rally
On October 9th Swindonians were treated to the unusual sight of a convoy of tractors rolling through this West Country town.
Wiltshire farmers met at the County Ground before travelling to the Old Town and MP Robert Buckland’s office.
Stokesley Tractor Demo
On October 9th tractors reappeared in a North Yorkshire town, this time in Stokesley. A large convey of 20 tractors, crop sprayers and pickups with trailers made their way through the town. They drove up and down at about 10 mph sounding their horns, with locals on the street burst into spontaneous applause, clapping and cheering.
Northallerton Tractor Demo
On September 25th tractors rolled down Northallerton High Street, North Yorkshire. It’s not an usual sight, as it’s a market town. But this time, it was a large convoy of them, decked in our red Save British Farming banners, and the public lined the street waving banners and placards and clapping in support.
Save Welsh Farming
On September 19, Save British Farming teamed up with Undod for a series of tractor demos in Wales, ending in a rally in Cowbridge. Guest speakers included Jane Dodds, and SBF founder, Liz Webster.
Back British Farming Day
September 9th was the NFU’s Back British Farming Day. Save British Farming took the opportunity to hold a Day of Action. Around the country, groups got together to protest the failure of the government to include our current food, animal welfare and safety standards in the new Agriculture Bill. And campaign leader, Liz Webster created this amazing SOS sign.
the long and winding road
On July 8th, Save British Farming organised a tractor demo in London to protest the new Agriculture Bill. It started in New Covent Garden market, crossed Vauxhall, Lambeth and Westminster Bridges, passing through Trafalgar Square on its way to Parliament.
emma Kennedy - celebrity masterchef winner, 2012
We’re proud to be supported by this actress, writer and TV presenter. In this video she explains why British farming and British food are under threat, and what we can do about it.
Save British Farming to Save British Food
Chrorinated chicken, hormone-fuelled beef, grains, fruit and vegetables with banned pesticide residues – all will be legally imported to this country if the Agriculture Bill goes through unamended. Help us fight it by joining our campaign.