SBF Comes to Northallerton, Yorkshire
On a bright Autumn day, tractors gathered outside the North Yorkshire market town of Northallerton. Decked in our red banners, the tractors rolled up the High Street where a crowd of supporters waving Yorkshire flags cheered and clapped as they went past.
Afterwards a small rally listened to speeches from a number of people including Lord Newby, the LibDem peer, and Jon Johnson, the SBF representative there.
Farmers are protesting the Agriculture Bill’s failure to include food and animal welfare standards. Without them, farmers will be undercut by cheaper, lower quality imports. Added to this, if the government fails to agree a deal with the EU, many livestock farmers will go out of business.