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Shadow Minister for Climate Change signs 24 Hours in Farming Support Pledge

Updated: Sep 30

24 Hours in Farming is back for its sixth year, offering the public a valuable insight into where and how food is produced, and the huge variety of responsibilities taken on by farmers as food producers and custodians of the countryside.

The day has garnered the backing of Janet Finch-Saunders MS – the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Member of the Welsh Parliament for Aberconwy – who has signed the pledge to support British farming, highlighting the vital role that the industry plays in reaching the nation’s net zero targets.

Encouraging residents to get involved in the initiative, Janet said:

“With research published at the close of last year rightly emphasising that Welsh agriculture has among the lowest greenhouse gas emissions of comparable systems worldwide, it is abundantly clear that our farmers continue to play a central role in confronting climate change. “I’ve signed today’s 24 Hours in Farming support pledge to underline how our land custodians are trusted partners in the journey to meet our emission targets, with farms across Wales steadily working towards a proudly ambitious target of net zero agriculture by 2040. “In my visits to local farms, as well as in broader conversations with the sector, it is clear that they have set out sensible means of achieving this target, by improving farming’s productive efficiency, improving land management and enhancing land use to capture more carbon. “Today’s initiative is a great opportunity to showcase what farmers do across a typical working day to keep food on our tables and safeguard our beautiful countryside. I heartily encourage residents of Aberconwy to engage with this initiative and sign the pledge in support of our agricultural heroes.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  • The event, run by agricultural magazine Farmers Guardian and sponsored by supermarket Morrisons, has been running since 2015 and invites people working in the agricultural industry to take to social media platforms to showcase the work they do on a normal day.

  • It runs from 5am August 5th 2021 to 5am August 6th 2021.

  • Find out more: www.fginsight.com/24hoursinfarming

Photo: Janet Finch-Saunders MS/AS

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