The CLA launched their new campaign – the Countryside Matters- at the Devon County Show on May 18th this year. The campaign is designed to encourage whichever Government is elected at tomorrow’s General Election to “treat farming, the rural economy and our landscapes as a public investment priority”.
“Farming and fishing is the lifeblood of our nation’s food industry, providing the essential ingredients for over 1bn meals consumed every week,” said CLA President Ross Murray. “Agriculture in its varied forms has absolutely shaped the land, how it looks and breathes, and sustains the vast green lung that the countryside represents to our growing population and the inevitable urbanisation. The two, town and countryside, have to go hand in hand.”
For more information on this campaign go to their website or follow the campaign on social media #CountrysideMatters or via @CLATweets