Why are MPs wearing wheat today?

MPs from across the house have all been sporting sticks of wheat on their clothes this afternoon, to celebrate Back British Farming Day. The scheme is run by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), and is designed to improve awareness for local farming.

The NFU tweeted on Wednesday morning: “Today is #BackBritishFarmingDay, a chance to celebrate all the hard work British farmers do to keep the nation fed. Follow @NFUTweets throughout the day as they share the best of British farming.

“It’s #PMQs now in the House of Commons and you may be seeing a lot of MPs wearing these badges and wondering what they mean.

“We’ve invited all MPs to show their support for British farming on #BackBritishFarmingDay by wearing a wool and wheatsheaf pin badge.”

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